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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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Manhattan Waterfront Greenway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

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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Mykines on Faroe Islands I @ Kate Cornfield I Destination Unknown

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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Sumba in Faroe Islands I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Suðuroy and the Art of Understanding Timetables in the Faroe Islands

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 31, 2015

I was smug. The plan was going as smooth as, and we were about to reach the southernmost island from the westernmost island in a day, with plenty of time for food shopping in Tórshavn, the capital, in between. We even had time to pick up take-away sushi, and we were […]

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Sunset on Mykines, Faroe Islands I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Far in the Faroe Islands: Shaky & Stunning Start in the Land of Maybe

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 27, 2015

The crowd was clapping. First tentatively, with only couple of the passengers initiating their appreciation for the flight crew, with more and more people joining in as the relief washed over us. Moments before the plane had lost altitude as we approached the international and only airport, Vagar, in the […]

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