FINLAND: Helsinki – The White City of the North

Here comes my last entry about Helsinki, the white city of the north. Why it is called as such, I don’t know. Many people say it’s because of the white structures dominating the city that you see Helsinki as white when you approach by the sea. One can easily assume it’s because of the white … More FINLAND: Helsinki – The White City of the North

FINLAND: Admiring the plant world at the University of Helsinki Botanical Garden ✿⊱╮

On our last day in Helsinki, Carl and I decided to take a tour to the Helsinki University Botanical Garden, or Kaisanieme Botanic Garden, located very close to the city center. The outdoor gardens, about 4 hectares in size, were all covered in snow, but the greenhouses were open to the public all year round. … More FINLAND: Admiring the plant world at the University of Helsinki Botanical Garden ✿⊱╮

FINLAND: Korkeasaari/Helsinki Zoo – an island in a zoo or a zoo on an island? A zoo island? An island zoo? :D

Korkeasaari or Helsinki Zoo is one of the nicest zoos I have visited so far. My husband is an animal lover, so zoos and parks have been an essential part of our itineraries when we travel, which is totally fine with me! During our short stay in Helsinki, we managed to take a day-trip to … More FINLAND: Korkeasaari/Helsinki Zoo – an island in a zoo or a zoo on an island? A zoo island? An island zoo? 😀