Category: Europe

Dundee’s First Instameet Was Amazing!

One City, Many Discoveries A couple of weeks ago I took part in Dundee’s first Instameet, joining 60 Instagrammers photographing their way around the city to showcase what Dundee has to offer under the Instagram hashtag #dundeeinstameet. << check it out! As someone who tells...

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

Through the window of the plane I could see the illuminated sign above the terminal: Helsinki Airport. My heart swelled, I’d returned to the city that had stolen my heart a year previous. I had a block of free time at the beginning of the...

Here’s Why You Must Visit Suomenlinna in Snow!

Suomenlinna in Snow. The little ferry made its way along the narrow blue ribbon of sea cut through the ice, the broken chunks of which knocked against the hull turning this simple commute from Helsinki to Suomenlinna feel more like an adventure than a short...

Colourful and Cool! Lux Helsinki 2016

Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival. When I discovered that the Lux Helsinki 2016 Light Art Festival was going to coincide with my booked visit to Finland it made me beam with excitement! Helsinki is a great city, and a little creative lighting gave it...

Beautiful Frozen Helsinki

Frozen Helsinki I returned to the city I’d ached for after leaving a year ago. A city and country that had stayed in my thoughts for much of the last 12 months. When I’d been in Helsinki in December 2014 I’d been too early to...

Why Mürren Is A Fairytale Winter Wonderland

Mürren, Switzerland   My boots crunched through the compacted snow, I breathed in the crisp alpine air and took in the spectacular vista surrounding me. A footpath had been cut into the deep snow, a white corridor high up above the Lauterbrunnen valley. The majestic peaks...

Salmon at Stainforth Foss

Have you ever cheered for a fish?   Every autumn Atlantic Salmon make the epic journey up river to spawn, returning to the place they were born. This would probably go unnoticed by most people if it wasn’t for the waterfalls and weirs that stand...

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