Spending the weekend in my hometown, Turku.
Just what I needed: family, friends, good food and SPRING! It’s finally here! No more recurring wintry weather, deal? All the troubles and annoying stuff on my to do -list seem to be just a little bit easier after a sunny day and relaxing visit to these well-known hoods of mine.
I realized it’s been way over 5 years since I lived in Turku. And the city has started to look more and more beautiful during this time. It has this relaxed European feeling to it, kind of like I would be on a vacation somewhere in Southern Europe… Maybe it’s because nowadays when I am here, I sort of am on a vacation. At least on a small weekend type.
If you believe the pictures that have appeared saved in my cell phone during the last two weeks, my days have been full of doing my favorite things and visiting some of my favorite places, mostly in Helsinki. It feels like I haven’t done anything else than worked, but the photo evidence proves otherwise.
Enjoying salmon pie in Sinisen Huvilan kahvila, around Töölönlahti.
Beautiful summer night in Suomenlinna.
Alppipuisto has to be one of the prettiest parks in Helsinki.
Having brunch with friends in Aula Cafe in my home town Turku and visiting home-home and spending time with it’s special summer resident.
The last few days have elapsed in Turku in this atmosphere: celebrating the first of May, in Finnish also know as Vappu. This was the first Vappu for me in my hometown after I’ve moved out!
After a literally crazy week at work, what else do you need than a delicious Sunday brunch with great friends in this atmospheric city also known as my hometown?
Or a long walk in fresh air in this scenery?
My answer is: nothing. Especially when the brunch includes chocolate mousse, nam!
Tomorrow I’ll get back to Tampere with this energy-boost I gained today (so watch out J. 😉 I hope this good feeling lasts all week because I will need it, I have one essay to write and a reportage waiting to be photographed among other things……