Posts Tagged ‘Helsinki’

After living in Finland for 4 years, I moved back to Germany last week.It was such a weird feeling and I actually shed one or two tears on the plane. I know I am such a crybaby. I have been pretty emotional during the last few weeks as well as I had to start  saying goodbye to my beloved friends. I had a great 4 years living in the land of snow and vodka and my friends made my last Finnish summer very special…and very Finnish 😉

me and Henna (who moved away from Helsinki) got a sweet farewell t-shirt from a friend

i ❤ my friends!

On my flight to Frankfurt I even met an old friend on the plane which was kinda funny but then the turbulences started and took all the fun away…at once. The flight back to Berlin was more fun (as much fun you can get when you’re scared of flying).  I did not expect so many people to greet me at the airport. And also my mom decorated the house with a big “welcome back” banner. Very cute! But soon it’s time to move again…(more details about that later!)

unpacking all my stuff from Finland.Moving countries is no fun, I’m telling you!

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Got the first major snow in Helsinki last week. I was kinda shocked when I woke up to a white Helsinki one morning. Wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry…the last winter was so harsh and now it’s back already*boohooo*! But then, when I looked out of my kitchen window on Sunday I forgot all about the frequently wet feet, frozen limbs, frozen eyelashes and frozen hair…meeehh let’s be honest…that is so last season 😉

Even though it is flippin’ cold, I do have to admit that I kinda like this weather…nature looks sooo pretty!!

The snow combined with all of the pretty and sparkly Christmas decorations in the city center is just sooo beautiful*bling bling*. I don’t have a picture from the outdoor decorations but only from indoors (it’s a bit more tempting to shop in a warm mall then in a snowstorm outside lol) but I’ll make sure to take a few pictures of the beautifully decorated Helsinki. I love this city! (the city, not the language…never mix up those two things!)

Also, I might have some good news for you at the end of this week…so stay tuned and wish me luck 😉

And because I’m in the spirit of things…

always loved that one!

 

Bling-a-ling!

Been on a little cruise to Stockholm over the weekend. I absolutely love that city!!! It takes about 17 hours to get to Stockholm from Helsinki (by boat). We left at 5pm on Friday and arrived Stockholm at 9.30 am Swedish time. You have a few hours to explore Stockholm until you leave for Helsinki again in the evening.

I have been to Stockholm several times already…but never in the summer….and never without a hangover. So this time was very special… 😉

Here are a few pictures…

still in Helsinki

somewhere on the Baltic Sea on the way to Sweden

Stockholm…a bit inclined

the Globe

did the SkyView on top of the Globe

the crew up on the Globe

refreshing Smothies @ TGI Friday’s

dinner on the cruise ship

one of the very cool shows of Up Leon on the cruise ship.

the Promenade of our ship

Suomenlinna…one of the countless islands of Helsinki

What a day! There were some happenings going on in Helsinki today. The “Olivia” magazine had a big tent where people could get some free goodies.

So after we were done eating free cake, joghurt, drinking some new Schweppes and getting the Beckhams new fragnances, we watched a fashion show. It was a show for handbags and nice to look at.I didnt like the purses that much though. There was way too much Bling missing for my taste 😉

handbag fashion show

Fintelligens was next on our plan. The radio station YleX had their summer concert and Fintelligens were one of the performers. I just love their song “mikä boogie“.

MIKÄ BOOGIEEE

Because getting free stuff,walking around and seeing a concert in heels is exhausting, we decided to go to a terrace and have some wine. Was a good idea!! Even the sun came out later on.

enjoying some sun before it disappeared again

As already announced in my last blog, the temperatures dropped again…and it is COLD!!! The one week of summer was nice while it lasted ;)…and maybe (if everybody is nice) it will come out again next week 🙂

Next on plan is watching the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST!! Soo excited for it! Definately gonna blog about it tomorrow!

Bling on! xoxo

Summer’s here…

Posted: May 22, 2010 in Helsinki, me, summer
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…and I love it! More than 2 weeks ago, it was still snowing and now it is so warm here. Unfortunately, it is supposed to get a bit colder again next week *boohoo* but maybe I can find a way to persuade the weatherfairy to change her mind 😉

one of my favorite places in Helsinki

Yesterday, we went to Lauttasaari; an island and neighborhood of Western Helsinki:

Baltic Sea

had a little picnic in a park by the beach

The best of all, it has been warmer in Finland than in some other parts of Europe at the moment. HA, EAT THIS Non-Scandinavia!!! 😉

Keep on blinging this weekend! I know I will.

As already announced in the previous blog I went to the Casino on Friday night. Had a great time and I am happy to announce that I did not spend any money for gambling! But let the pictures tell more:

Cheek performing

Fintelligens

After the shows we walked around the casino a bit and then suddenly a guy came up and gave us free gamble tickets which we used for the slot machines first.

of course I chose a machine that matched my style:Kitty Glitter 😉

and that Kitty Glitter ate my ticket.

I had absolutely no idea how those machnes work and after consulting the guy next to me I was not any smarter. He basically said that you just push the buttons and hope you’re lucky and win something. Well isn’t that awesome? And I always thought there would be some logic behind those things…

Ok next we went to play roulette…and did not win anything either and the same luck for the Fortune Wheel. It was a nice experience though!Might go there again with the hope of gambling with free gambling tickets again 😉

That’s where I’m gonna go tomorrow:

…not to gamble though (I hope!) but to see a concert and hang out with some friends(I think Al Cohol is coming as well). Just hope it’s not gonna get too intense as I need a clear head and continue working on my thesis this weekend.Wish me luck!

Ta ta for now.