Windmills of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

Last Friday I took my Little Rascals on a spontaneous trip to Castilla-La Mancha to see the famous windmills. We visited three little towns located in Toledo province. Spanish windmills, famous due to the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, are one of the symbols of Castilla-La Mancha community. El Romeral We made our…

Mercadillo Cervantino (Alcala de Henares, Spain)

Being in Spain in October can mean one thing – we will go to the Mercadillo Cervantino in Alcalá de Henares, one of the biggest historical markets in both Spain and Europe. A fair full of colours, lively music, sellers dressed up in clothes from 17th century and stands on which you can buy everything!…

Helsinki – (8/8) – Girls’ day out

One Sunday we reserved for girls’ day out and boys’ day out. Boys went with Dad to tram museum and spent a lot of time on the station watching trains. Unfortunately, no photos were taken… *** Meanwhile, we went with N first to the city centre. We started with a nice breakfast and then wandered…

Helsinki (7/8) – National Gallery Ateneum

One evening after work we visited the National Gallery Ateneum. We had a bit of bad luck – the third floor of the gallery was closed due to the roof renovation. We also had a lot of luck – it was a time when the gallery hosted a very interesting exhibition “The Magic North –…

Helsinki (5/8) – Rock Church and Sibelius Monument

Long time ago we saw a Spanish programme about Spaniards living in Helsinki. They were giving a tour through the city and showing it from their perspective. From the programme I recalled two places I wanted to visit had we ever gone there – the Rock Church and the Sibelius Monument. However, it ain’t so easy when…

Helsinki (3/8) – Suomenlinna

I vote one of the greenest places on Earth! And when combining with the wavy sea and amazingly blue sky – almost the most calming and peaceful place you can visit! *** It was Saturday and the weather was perfect. It could only mean… a day-trip! I’m not that very good in planning holidays (luckily I…

Helsinki (2/8) – Little wanderers at Kaivopuisto

Don’t ask me why, but for our first exploring Helsinki day I chose Kaivopuisto area. Maybe because it looked green on the map, so I took for granted there would be a playground? Or maybe because it was next to the sea? And there’s nothing I like more than looking at the sea. Or maybe…

Helsinki (1/8)

When we announced to the world that we were going to Finland and especially when we mentioned staying in Helsinki for some time, a lot of reactions we got were like “What? They have the highest suicides rate in the world! Why would you go to such an unhappy place?” Well, the stereotype is definitely not too favourable for…