As the big discounts hit the stores this weekend for their annual Memorial Day Sales, it’s important to remember the real reason for the holiday; to remember the fallen men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This is a day that we traditionally spend at the cemetery, but … More Memorial Day: Pearl Harbor
As of 5:10pm today, both of us Britts are on US soil. After 12 months and 15 days, 2 countries, thousands of miles (and dollars), several new friends and countless memories later, our year abroad is over. This past year has gone by incredibly fast, and yet we have grown more individually, and together, over … More She’s BAAaack!
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
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