Restless Soul

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Helsinki, Finland

Hello there!

How is your life going? Anything exciting happening for you? I feel like I’m stuck in the boring normal. (Even if my life is far from boring or normal…) I have been at home for a month and even during this month I have done a weekend cruise with family. In three weeks I will go for a road trip around Germany and right after that two months trip to Japan. So boring, right?

But it has nothing to do with my travels or me finally going towards my dreams. I don’t do good with routine and that’s what my life is right now. I woke up at morning, do the job I love, blog for hours, drink too many cups of tea, read books and watch movies. It sounds like a dream life even when I read it but still, something is missing. Something just doesn’t work out. My feet are restless and heart missing new unknown lands.

It’s hard to read my own mind and I just need to leave somewhere, do something I have never done before…

With love,
Viivi Severina

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Returning to the start…

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Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan

For me, it all started from Kyoto and Japan.

I believe that every one of us will have that one moment (or multiple moments in cases like mine) in their life when they realize that the path they’re currently on isn’t the right one. Maybe it’s the choice of going to school or the job you’re stuck in. One moment and everything will change, you realize that there’s something different for you to pursue.

My life-changing moment happened almost two years ago after taking a year off school and traveling to Japan for three months. There was no returning to my normal life after getting a taste of the traveling lifestyle. Believe me, I have tried my best…

Have you experienced a life-changing moment like this? Something that made you realize that there was no way back to the old you? All comments are always welcome!

Read my travel diary from Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

With love,
Lost Viivi

Sunsets and sea

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Kalajoki, Finland

Hello there somewhere!
When was the last time you saw a sunset? For me it was on my Turkey trip. The beach was quiet all around me. Everyone has already left for the dinner, sunbathers abandoned their places. I love moments like that. Just me and this new unknown city that has opened its doors for me during the short stay. Sunset is the mark of the ending but also beginning of something new.

However, because someone just happens to be the laziest person on the earth those photos aren’t yet available. (Month isn’t enough for me to edit some photos…) Instead here is a super old photo of a sunset!

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Beach before summer

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Turku, Finland

What’s your favorite time to go for a beach? Most people will answer right away, summer. In my opinion, this needs deeper thinking than just giving the first answer coming to my mind.

Summer on the beach is of course amazing! Going to swimming, hot sand and sunbathing for hours. Relaxation is the keyword when we talk about summer beaches. That’s nice for a few days but not my favorite time to go to the beach.

Winter, on the other hand, has its own charm. You can’t see the sand or water (I’m now talking about Finnish winters with too much snow everywhere). This means walking on the ice/lake’s surface is possible and so you can just go from one beach to another without thinking the water under you. Winter also means skiing and skating on the ice!

Both of those seasons are nice and all but my favorites are autumn and spring. Today’s postcard photo was taken a year ago in Turku. Spring had just begun.

The raw nature, quietness and tragic atmosphere of beach in autumn or spring make me feel poetic. Stormy sky. Dark wet sand under my sneakers. Only deadly cold water making sounds when hitting the beach. Perfect. I find these moments perfect and so my answer to the question is spring or autumn.

With love,
Viivi

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Beach weak continues!

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Rovaniemi, Finland

The second day of beach week!
And even then my photo isn’t of a traditional sand beach. This is how most beaches in Finland look like. Forest all around clear blue water (or in most cases dark dirty water). I took this photo while in university exams in Finnish Lapland. It’s so funny to think that just a few years ago I was ready to start studying and giving my life for a school. Right now my days are full of writing and doing whatever I WANT.

Despite the life change, Rovaniemi keeps calling me back. The city is lovely but small like most Finnish cities. The nature of Lapland just seems so beautiful. I have once visited there during autumn colors but it was years ago. Maybe I will return next year, year after that or someday in the far away future.

Have you ever visited Lapland?

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Beach in my hostel?

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I forget the name of this hostel in Budapest…

How are you doing?
It’s finally starting to feel like a summer in Finland and so what would be a better way to celebrate this than sharing photos of different kind of beaches all week long? We will start with a photo from Budapest. Palm trees and dreamy blue color. I felt like staying on beach during my stay in this hostel!

The fun thing is that I arrived in the hostel late at night but there was literally no one else. Just me and the two people who checked me in. I had this room fully for myself. Palm trees and all. That’s why I was able to take this photo without feeling embarrassed of taking photos of the painting above someone’s bed.

If you ask my opinion hostels with a small decorations like this are the best. What do you think? Like always all comments are more than welcome!

With love,
Summer Viivi

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Waiting for summer and cottage life

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Cottage in the middle of nowhere

Hello travelers!

Are you always ready to adventure around the world or do you need “holiday” from your exciting life like me? This photo was taken right next to our cottage. Perfect place to relax between the crazy traveler and blogger life. Just nature, animals and quietness around you. What else would wild adventurer ask from her holiday?

Cottage life is super normal in Finland. I think that like half of families living in Finland own their own cottage or visit someone else’s cottage every year. We just love our homes away from home. I can’t remember any summer from my childhood when we wouldn’t have spent at least a week on our cottage. Swimming, eating barbecue food, and playing board games. Those are the happiest memories I have.

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Finding my inner girl boss

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Airport in Finland

How are you doing travelers?

I love this photo I took just after landing back to Finland after my Turkey trip. It may not be the best quality or the prettiest one. However, it takes me back to that moment, the feelings I had in my heart.

Usually, when I’m leaving a place my mind is full of clutter and it just feels so unreal: I may never return to this place. This time something was different. I came back to my lovely Finland and it was so sunny. Even the world seemed to smile for me and I couldn’t stop grinning. It felt like this trip had opened my eyes to see something new. I knew what I wanted to do. That’s rare in my life. I was going to go back home, clean the house, have one day off and then start again everything. Daily blogging, my work schedule, and life as a positive productive person.

Plans like this are normal for me. I get the idea of changing my life about once a month but it never works out. This time I for some reason knew that something was changed. My plan wasn’t going to be a fail this time around and at least now it’s working out. I’m on my second week of daily blogging but also on my third week of working six hours on fice days a week! Never felt this proud of myself…

Do you feel happy when returning back home? Or rather endless depressed thoughts? All answers to this postcard are more than welcome to the comments.

Kind regards,
Viivi

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Walking into blogger’s dreams

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The Making of Harry Potter, London, UK

Hello all dream catchers!

The photos above should say all. I visited Diagon Alley with my sister while we went for our London adventure. If you don’t know what’s Diagon Alley just stop reading and continue to somewhere else please. For Harry Potter fans, isn’t this like a dream come true?

I grew up with Harry Potter books and movies. The reading bug bit me after reading the first Harry Potter book. I can still remember how I read every other chapter by myself and my parents read the other chapters for me and my sister. I could almost imagine myself living in a world like this: magic, battles between powers, and of course adventures so unbelievable. Even then my soul graved for different places or worlds far far away…

Straight from her childhood memories,
Lost Viivi

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