Torpparimuseo – The Tenant Farmer Museum in Laurinmäki – is the place that I discovered this summer on Juhannus day and it’s always a pleasure to come back!
It’s like an old Finnish traditional village that gives you a glimpse of the past, of how people used to live and how well-built wood houses were back then.
The old things are preserved impeccably and the forest around the small village offers visitors a friendly welcome and it feels like there are no rules – meaning, it feels like nobody is watching you and you can freely explore the surroundings.
In my hometown in Romania, we have also a village museum similar to Torpparimuseo and being there it gave me a feeling of home. And although last week when I was there the weather was dreary, the green of the forest was so vibrant! Like not a single autumn has ever stopped by there!
A must-see place if you happen to be in Finland!
I know it’s been a few weeks since I didn’t write here but I’m back!
Suomenlinna – is the place where I always like to go whenever I’m in Helsinki. I got a ticket from the ticket machine at the Market Square and I jumped in the ferry. The journey to the sea fortress takes around 10 minutes but I never count how long it takes because it feels amazing to be on top of the water and to have the wind playing with your hair and seagulls flying above at the same pace with the ferry. It feels like you are one of them. One with the nature!
This time I explored the island a bit more and I have discovered places where I could hide and be alone. Places where I can have the Baltic Sea at the bottom of my feet and then rest in a coffee shop with a hot chocolate and an original Fazer chocolate candy. All these things you can see yourself below. Enjoy!
And as a blog post ending “delight”, here is a mini travel vlog 🙂 See you next time!
Elvish dresses, Tarot readings, crystals, iron jewellery, taxidermies, celtic music – these would be the perfect words that could describe my experience in Hämeenlinna at the Medieval Fair!
Being so distracted by so many things, I was like a little kid and I kept on saying “I need that! I want that! I need this in my life!” – I should have robbed a bank before the fair haha!
The crystal booths attracted me the most and I came home with a wonderful Amethyst cluster. It was the first time I got a crystal and I feel like another childhood dream has been achieved! And because I know myself more than anyone in this world, I know that this won’t be the only crystal that I will ever own 😉
I’m an admirer of the old, I’m always interested in learning new things, I love magic and adventures and this is how I am going to keep my blog. I am going to take you everytime to new adventures and to discover together what other beauties Finland has to offer!
I’ve tried to capture the atmosphere and I made a little vlog about the fair and you can watch it right here!