Travel & Lifestyle Scandinavia
Being a travel blogger offers great opportunities to visit exceptional places, and Trondheim truly was a treat for me.
The biggest surprise was the city of Trondheim itself. I kind of expected a small-town attitude and eagerness to appear more modern and international than it actually is. However, I found myself just wandering around in the city, looking at beautiful views and old wooden buildings.
Have you ever visited in Norway?
So you think museums are boring or only meant for dreary people? And the best museums for you are the ones you are able to avoid? There’s a good opportunity to change your mind in Stockholm on the island of Djurgården. There, very close to each other are the Museum of Spirits and ABBA the Museum. Both are pure expressions of joy of living and meant especially for an adult audience.
What's your favorite museum?
Rockheim is Norway’s national museum of pop and rock music. Since 2010, the museum has chronicled the saga of Norwegian rock ’n roll and, in particular, the story of Norwegian metal madness. Although everything in the heavy metal scene deserves the respect of musicians, the extreme metal music is undoubtedly the most famous part of Norway’s music history.
Bangkok with its 10 million inhabitants and scorching heat can be overwhelmingly tiring for the tourist. The traffic is chaotic from time to time and the Thais do not worry about making noise. For most, it’s exotic and an experience in itself but for longer stays it would be wiser to look for another option. Bangkok is famous for its nightlife, but being next to the river it’s suitable for families too. The river weaves through the city and the atmosphere on its banks is much calmer.
If you are not familiar with seafood, it might be better to choose something else when your restaurant waiter is taking your order. Maybe you have seen buckets of mussels or almost-alive crayfish and wonder just how to eat them – or are those creatures too close to nature for you? Relax. There are easier dishes to start your journey into seafood cuisine, and in most cases, much cheaper too. Especially in Norway, where restaurant food prices are very high, but by choosing the right seafood dish, you can still eat a very delicious meal.
Great post and I'm glad you like Helsinki, my hometown. :-)
Especially Copenhagenize is excellent. Did you know that Copenhagen is the most bicycle friendly city in the world?
I'm sure there are several organizers for photo safaris. If you want one, ask Heather to organize one. https://twitter.com/heatherhelsinki
And don't forget Nokia is from Helsinki so Nokia Lumia monster phone cameras are very common. :-)
A good article but personally I'm sick and tired of this kind of teasing title's like this have. I've been cheated too many times with these questions.
More photos here: http://goo.gl/2iEBJ7
This picture is taken in winter. We live near beach and usually Baltic Sea has an ice cover between January and March. If the weather is sunny, there are a lot of people on ice - walking, skiing, fishing. Usually fishermen are not that close the beach, but in some reason those two guys decided to try their luck. No catch at the moment I passed them by. More photos from that trip on my website http://kiviluoma.typepad.com/photos/frozen_sea_helsinki_finla/index.html
More photos from Inipi Spa and Kattila Smoke Sauna here: https://plus.google.com/photos/+TimoKiviluoma/albums/6009978578777405489
Isn't it great that there's even public transport opportunity? At the summertime the city bus goes deep inside the wilderness (at the wintertime no, because of bad roads).
I guess there's a major generation gap. Younger generations, like bloggers mostly are, are very good to work with Social Media tools and are able to get their voices to heard. Owners, bosses - and judges - are trying to evaluate new situation by old rules. I guess they don't understand the logic of search engines and definitely they don't understand how powerful one blogger can be until they see it by they own eyes. There's no advertising to recover the losses bad reputation in Google Search causes, so dinosaurs try desperately to find grass to eat.
There must be wider cultural aspect. Less people and more space for being alone. Urbanization is quite fresh thing here, 50 years ago most of the Scandinavian people lived in towns or rural areas. Our agricultural roots are so close.
We have a proverb "speaking is silver, silence is gold". Especially old people think that if someone is constantly speaking, he/she is impolite and a little bit odd. Habits change slowly and for example it's not unusual to go to Sauna with friends and stay in total silence long times.