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Heavenly Hibernation

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth January 11, 2016

There is time for everything. There is time to blog, and there is time to let go. While I’m still planning to hang on at least to the edges of this corner of the world wide web, I’ve decided to officially put the blog in hibernation. It is cold, after […]

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25 Hours and Hamburg

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth January 4, 2016

I’m pretty much at ease being naked. In a sauna. And as long as everyone is following the unwritten social rules I’m used to living by in Finland. But Germany stepped up the “nakedness” protocol to a new level, in a slightly uncomfortable way even for a Finn. Very excited, as sauna […]

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Hamburg and Formula for Weekend Getaways

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth November 28, 2015

Plenty of outdoors with bit of indoors. That seems to be the winning combination for making the best out of a weekend in a city for me, but after New York I did plan to stay put at home and explore our backyard. If even that. This autumn has been […]

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On New York, Hamburg and New Era of City Breaks

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth November 12, 2015

“City break” is not a term that has often made its appearance in my vocabulary although I do get the rough idea of what these entail. Holidays in cities. “Why on earth” I have wondered… But then came New York. And with New York came jet lag induced early mornings […]

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Ten Days, Nine Flights

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 1, 2015

Life has kicked onto a whole new gear. My other half has been criss-crossing Europe in his van and ten or so kayaks on top for the last few weeks. “Mummi” i.e. the Finnish granny picked up the kids from Oslo, Norway and shuttled them to Finland for a break. […]

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Momentarily displaced: Hiking in the Faroe Islands

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth September 22, 2015

I seemed to be fine as long as I kept moving. Up the steep cliffs, down the boggy paths. Almost every day a new cliff or top to reach. Strong legs, my whole being full of energy. Now that I’m back home though, my legs are aching and back is […]

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Mum, Why Do You Have to Go? (And What to do When She Goes)

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth September 7, 2015

The butterflies took over every time I thought about what was ahead. Own time with friends, stormy seas (I didn’t count for the landing to the Faroes though…), fresh breeze pushing us along on daily hikes and hot cups of tea on autumnal mornings. With a sly smile I dreamed […]

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