Some Super Finnish thoughts

by - 3:00 PM

I like to pretend I'm a travel blogger sometimes. I say 'pretend' because I feel like I never manage to capture the spirit of a place in words. Maybe that's my inferiority complex talking, but I swear I never do better than 'the city was very pretty' when I sit down and try to write a post the way the big names do. So I've given up on that. Instead I take a more unconventional approach and let you get to know the spirit of a country through the thoughts I have while visiting the place. You might know I visited Southeast Asia this summer, but let's not forget about the stop-over I did in Helsinki, Finland. Want to know what Finland was like? Read on, my friend, read on.

Now I understand why Finland's called 'the land of lakes'. They're freaking everywhere.

So many trees around the airport, I'm getting flashbacks to Lithuania and Slovenia.

Oooooh pretty rock formations!

Helsinki reminds me of Estonia...

Olympic stadium, Olympic stadium! I want to go to the Olympic stadium!

Okay... Why does the Olympic stadium look like it's being demolished?

Renovation? Still looks like demolition to me. I just wanted to go inside...

I am fairly sure there are more geese than people in this city.

They have a Rock Church in Helsinki? That's so awesome! I love rock music!

Wait a minute... Could it be 'rock' as in 'stone'?

It was a church built in a rock... I feel so dumb...

Finland has Moomin stuff all over the place. No idea what Moomin is, but it looks kinda cute.

So. Many. People. At. This. Market.

I should make a photography book called 'Birds sitting and pooping on statues'. It'll be a bestseller.

Reindeer meatballs taste like the cheap stuff you buy at Lidl. Sorry if I just said something offensive about a national delicacy, but it's the truth.

I so wanna go take a ferris wheel ride but I'm so afraid I'll pee my pants in fear if I do.

Screw it, I'm going in.

This is awesome, I can almost see Estonia! Okay, not really, but the view is amazing. So glad I did this.

The Finnish are ice cream obsessed. Never seen this many ice cream places in one city before.

Ice cream obsessed and Moomin obsessed. The Finnish are interesting people...

Airport time already. Time to start thinking about Thailand.

Finland is probably the most unexpected and illogical country to visit before flying to Thailand, but it was so worth it. It's definitely similar to the Baltics, but unique in its own special way (I'm referring to the Moomin obsession, that's quite peculiar if you ask me). Helsinki is the perfect place for a summer city trip. It has culture, history, loads of statues with loads of birds on them and loads of good food at the market. So why not give it a chance next time you're planning a quick little trip? It'll be awesome! As long as you stay away from the reindeer meatballs, that is.

x Envy

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6 Fellow Ramblers

  1. It sounds amazing!
    Don't think I could be tempted to try reindeer meatballs, but Helsinki sounds like the perfect place to spend a weekend wandering about in.
    Cora ❤

    1. It's a perfect weekend destination, not too big, not too small. Maybe the reindeer meatballs will be better when you're there :P

  2. I love this style of blog post because it's funny and it also gives an insight on you and the place you visited. Awesome post!


    1. Thank you! I wasn't so sure about posting this stuff more often even though the Scottish version did well, so I'm really glad to hear you liked it!

  3. You can definitely count yourself as a travel blogger ... You are a blogger and you have traveled so there you go!
    Also - I would definitely read a book 'Birds sitting and pooping on statues'- Im amazed this hasn't already been written!

    1. Hahaha I guess I'm officially a travel blogger, but I still feel awkward around the more professional ones. I mean, who would write something like this?
      I'm still working on the book! I haven't seen many birds on statues lately but I have enough pictures for about 7 pages now :P


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