Helsinki vs. Tallinn: A Zoo Showdown

Tallinn Zoo elephant

As an animal lover, I often make a point to stop by the zoo in any major city I visit. Yes, I know the idea of zoos can be controversial to some, but I think […]

Facing My Fear of Hostels

Helsinki hostel dorm

  I have a confession to make.   Before this trip, I never stayed in a hostel.   And to be honest, one of my biggest fears before starting this trip was how the whole […]

Five Favorite Things In Helsinki

View from Suomenlinna

One city down, dozens more to go on this adventure.  So here’s a quick review of my favorite things about my first stop – Helsinki:   1. Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.   Suomenlinna probably was the […]

Kicking off Football Season…in Helsinki

Finland football fans

As my friends back home get ready to kick off college football season this weekend, I got a head start by checking out some football action here in Helsinki. Football as in soccer, I mean. […]