Last week was definitely the best week of this summer. I did not plan it to be so full of amazing things, and probably that is why it ended up being so memorable. It almost felt like being in a holiday all week, even though I have been working a lot also. My camera has more than 800 photos from last week and I visited so many beautiful places here in Finland but also in Estonia. I have realized more and more every day that one should never stop exploring, even if you are in familiar places. Get lost and find something new, that is what I have been doing, and could not be happier about the life at the moment.
Before showing you in details all the amazing things I have been doing and seeing last week, I want to give you now a small sneak peak on what I have been doing. So stay tuned, a lot coming up!
Last weeks first trip was on Wednesday to beautiful Vallisaari, which is an island in front of Helsinki. It was just recently opened to public after being closed for several years. I have to say I have always loved Suomenlinna, but Vallisaari definitely is my new favorite.
On Thursday after work I took a bus with a friend and spend few hours walking in the Nuuksio national park. It is so nice that we have amazing nature and places without the city hassle so close to us.
Friday after work I took a ferry to Tallinn and went to visit my grandmother for the weekend. I ended up doing many things I haven`t done in years there, or never before. It is nice that I have been traveling to Tallinn several times a year all my life, and still I can find new places to visit. Photo diary from beautiful Tallinn coming later.
The old town of Tallinn is so full of color that I could just walk hours and hours looking for all the details. I ended up collecting one nice colorful set of detail photos for you guys which I hope will give little joy to your day.
If you have been reading my blog you for sure know how much I love flowers. Tallinn has amazing flower “market” and I will be telling you more about that iconic part of the city later.
One thing I have not done before in Tallinn is climbing to the tower of St. Olaf`s church. So now it was time to do it and I can tell the view from 60 meter was breath taking. Definitely this will not be the last time I will visit that tower.
Saturday in Tallinn I visited with my family members the Kadriorg Palace and the park arounf it. Kadriorg Palace is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great and it has an art museum now inside. Sadly my camera run out of battery (bought extra battery straight after that), so I don`t have too many photos from it, but I think you will get a nice idea how it is.
Like said, never stop exploring and you can end up doing amazing things. This in mind I hope you have a nice end of the week, and stay tuned for all the stories coming up!