Changing of the Royal Guard in Stockholm - Photo Series

Changing of the Guard in Stockholm – Photo Series

One of the most popular tourist attractions in any city that has it, is the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The ceremony signifies the handover of guard duties to a new shift rotating in to relieve the current shift.  Each city’s ceremony is unique in the way the ceremony unfolds and they are a heck[…]

Stockholm Archipelago Photo Series

The Stockholm Archipelago – A Photographic Tour

With it’s endless array of stunning scenery, what follows are but a small sample of what the Stockholm Archipelago is like – remarkably beautiful.  It’s a quick visual tour on the diversity of looks and land features of the Stockholm Archipelago.   Being the second largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea, the Stockholm Archipelago totals approximately 24000 islands[…]

Helsinki Free WiFi

How To Find Free WiFi in Helsinki

As mentioned in the Helsinki Mini Guide and shown by the online Service Map service, Helsinki is technologically competent. She understands the current technology first state of the world, and moves in tune with it. So it should come as no surprise that free public WiFi provided by the city can be found all around[…]

Helsinki Service Map

Helsinki Service Map – So Dang Useful!

In my post Visiting Helsinki? Here are 12 Free Things To Do, See and Use, I teased about a very useful online service. I did mention in the Helsinki Mini Guide that Helsinki is technologically adept. Well, this is a perfect example of a forward thinking city taming today’s technology and then using it to[…]

The Helsinki Helpers

To Guide, To Answer, To Help – The Helsinki Helpers Are There For You!

Wouldn’t it be great if during your visit to another city, you could safely approach someone on the street who you were confident would have the answers to your tourist questions?  Sure, there are Tourist Info offices sparsely located here or there, but they’re not always conveniently nearby. The City of Helsinki solves this problem[…]

Kiasma Museum Lobby

Helsinki Museums – Free Fridays

During a visit to any city, visiting a museum is always something that can be tacked onto the agenda. Especially in Europe, there is no shortage of museums to visit – it’s an embarrassment of riches so to speak. Normally, museums have some sort of free admission day, albeit maybe with certain date/time/age/citizenship restrictions and[…]

Temppeliaukio Church - Helsinki Must See - Featured

The Temppeliaukio Church – Helsinki’s Must See Attraction

Needless to say, Europe has more than its fair share of grandiose and unique churches of all denomination types. There is the world’s largest church in St. Peters Basilica, the Gaudi masterpiece Sagrada Familia, the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral, the Duomo in Florence and even though not technically a church, the awe-inspiring Meteora Monasteries of[…]

12 Free Things To Do In Helsinki

Visiting Helsinki? Here are 12 Free Things To Do, See and Use

You’ve got a day or two to spend in Helsinki, and invariably, you’ve got no idea what to see and do. Unlike her more well-known European neighbors, nothing rolls off your tongue when the topic of Helsinki is brought up. It’s also a city that’s widely known to lean on the expensive side. On the[…]

Helsinki Mini Guide

Helsinki – A Mini Guide

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is the epitome of the country’s outward projection as a modern, cosmopolitan destination while simultaneously full of rural beauty. Being Finland’s most well known and largest city, Helsinki wears this mantle well. Helsinki Topics Come back often to check on the status of the Helsinki Mini Guide.  Topics and content are currently[…]

Gamla Stan Photo Series

Gamla Stan Photo Series

Peruse this photo series showcasing Stockholm at it’s best, featuring the very pretty and unique Gamla Stan. If you haven’t done so, head on over to my previous post to read up on 15 Fascinating Things To Do And See In Gamla Stan. Enjoy! The Streets of Gamla Stan                       Churches[…]

15 Things To Do and See In Gamla Stan - Feature Image

15 Fascinating Things To Do and See In Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan, literally translated as “Old Town“, is where Stockholm was originally founded.  Being one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, we found that it makes for a fascinating visit. The Old Town goes back several hundred years – back to the 13th century to be a little more precise. This historical center has many narrow[…]

Stockholm Subway Photo Series - Feature Image

Stockholm Subway Photo Series

Welcome to my Stockholm Subway Photo Series. With over 90 of the stations having some form of art, it’s an abundance of riches for us travelers. In this photo series, we will have a look at some of these stations on the Blue line and the Red line. If you have not already done so, you[…]