Time to Spare

Our bags are packed and we have several hours to spare! It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow morning we leave Turku for the last time and head to Helsinki. From Helsinki we’re taking a flight up to Rovaniemi, Lapland on the Arctic Circle. We’ll spend a few days up there hiking, visiting cafes and of … More Time to Spare


We’ve done our best to try as many traditional Finnish dishes as possible while here, and last night a good friend of ours had a “surprise” for us at her apartment. It was Mämmi. We’ve been hearing about this traditional Easter dessert for quite a while, and we’ve gotten mixed reviews. Finns have told us … More Mämmi

Turun Taidemuseo

Turku has a pretty incredible art museum, and I’m not just speaking about the paintings. The building itself is a fantastic piece of architecture made out of granite, that sits atop a hill overlooking downtown Turku. Currently there is a special Carl Larson exhibit going on, which is drawing a LOT of people. I have … More Turun Taidemuseo


Finland has many great attributes, and one of them is Marimekko. It’s hard to go down the street here in Turku (or in Helsinki where the company is based) and not see the brightly colored fabrics of Marimekko. Whether it’s a backpack, shirt or shoes made out of the fabric, it’s hard to miss because … More Marimekko