Not so warm memories

Blogging in Snowy Finland

Somewhere in Finland

Fourth day in the row!

So, this daily blogging things seems to work? Today I wanted to share a photo from winter with you. Because Finnish year is what it is, this photo was taken a month ago. Right now we have about 20-celsius warmth and it’s so green everywhere! Our weather changes in second from winter to spring and from spring to summer.

I’m not missing winter but it’s a little too shiny outside. As true Finn, I will always find something to complain about our weather… It’s our thing.

What kind of weather is it in your home country right now?

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Blogger’s summer holiday

Finnish summer scenery

Church in Finland

Hello there, how are you doing?

Today’s postcard is going to be full of summer holiday and blogging thoughts. The photo above was taken during my last summer while working. The last 4 years or so I have been in different summer jobs and loved all of them dearly. I applied for one job this year (Who wouldn’t want to be robot mower’s babysitter?). However, it’s unlikely that I will get this job so generally speaking my holiday will this year be free of working for others!

So, what plans I have for my summer? Even if I won’t be working for others, there will be a lot of working for myself. This business thing is taking off slowly so I will literally write whole June. It’s not a bad thing! In addition to that, I was invited on two family holidays. At the beginning of June, we will go for Stockholm cruise. While at the end of June my family flies to Germany where we will drive around sightseeing castles. Right after that trip I will fly by myself to Japan and stay there for few months. My perfect summer is full of writing and traveling around the world!

What holiday plans do you have? Any jobs or trips around the world? Feel free to answer this postcard in the comments!

With sunny wishes,
Viivi

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Waterfall photos and travel blogging

Waterfall from Iceland travel

That one waterfall in Southern Iceland

Hello, how is adventuring going?

This photo was taken last year during my Iceland trip. We went on tour around the south coast of Iceland and saw so many waterfalls that I can’t even name this one. It was one of my best travel experiences yet. My dream has been to visit this beautiful rural northern island since we spoke about it in middle school. The photos of endless nature and breath-taking views just seemed like a dream.

All my expectation were met and even exceeded. There is no place like Iceland. You wouldn’t understand if you haven’t been there. At first, I was a little bit disappointed that my trip wasn’t during the winter but later on I come to the conclusion that this season just between autumn and winter was perfect. The green summer time was gone, there were no more autumn colors but still, we could see everything because there was no snow. Perfect timing. I may have written a dozen poems during my visit to Iceland…

Have you ever visited Iceland or walked under a waterfall? All answers to this postcard are more than welcome!

With love,
Viivi 

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Inspiration from Alanya

Alanya's beaches

Alanya, Turkey

Hello all travelers!

It’s once again time to awake this daily photography blog. If you follow me on my other blogs or on Twitter, you may have heard that I once again am trying daily blogging challenge. (Check my schedule from below.) My weekly plan now includes writing seven photography posts for this blog so let’s see how long I can keep this going.

The photo above is from Alanya. My holiday there last month was life changing you could say. Or maybe not life changing but at least full of motivation. I decided to start taking this blogging thing more seriously. Not too seriously but more seriously. Meaning that I will give my all for this daily writing thing. In the end, blogging is right now one of the top things on my list of everything making me happy

See you tomorrow!
– Lost Viivi

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Colosseum and blue sky

Rome travel photo colosseum

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Hi there!
How are you?

Did you recognize Colosseum from the photo above? We often only see it from outside and so it was surprising to visit it in Rome. I didn’t know what I was expecting to see but not this. Not only a few people, tourist fences everywhere and worn out rocks that seem to be disappearing in front of our eyes. It’s kind of sad nothing will last forever.

With love,
Sentimental Viivi

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Missing the warm days

rome_breakfast

Rome, Italy

Hello again!

I have been back at home for too long (like a month) and the cold winter isn’t helping my case. This photo above was taken in our hotel’s breakfast in Rome last year. The weather was above 30C and definitely too hot for us Finns but now I can only miss those warm summer days.

We are traveling to Japan later this year which means I should save some money. The plan is to say for a few months there and maybe continue to South Korea after that. It’s so hard to just stay at home. My fingers have their own mind that takes them to the websites of travel agencies before I even realize. All inclusive holiday deals aren’t even so expensive… A week being pampered in warmth just sounds so perfect right now… Please? Do you have any travel dreams right now like me?

With love,
Suffering Viivi

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The hidden side of Rome

Street art Rome

Rome, Italy

Hello!

Do you like the photo? Surprised it’s from Rome? I totally was when seeing it.

It was my last day in Rome and I went for a private walking tour. At this point, Rome hadn’t yet charmed me. I could see why people love it as a travel destination: all the historic sites, Vatican and perfect weather. But for me, it was just okay. The historic sites were cool but there was too many of them to see everything. Vatican I loved but again too many things to see and the amount of visitors is overwhelming. Lastly, we were dying because it was so hot.

I had been trying to find Rome from all the wrong places. Surprisingly, I always forget my own tips. Find the local areas and take the hidden roads. Right next to the most popular historic sites my local guide showed me a lively neighborhood with colorful houses, murals and street art. I fell in love with this side of Rome. It was different and it was something I would like to go back for!

Have you ever experienced anything like this while traveling? Or did you have similar feelings if you have ever been in Rome?

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Moving street art in Rome

Colorful metro in Rome

Rome, Italy

Hello travelers!

Are you as crazy about street art as I am? Then you can understand how these subways in Italy took me to the seventh heaven. It just looked so cool even if my mum didn’t understand the attachment I had for these fastly moving colors.

It’s extremely embarrassing to take photos or videos on metro if you ask my opinion. Whatever in London, Italy or New York, I just hate it. People are staring me thinking I’m some wannabe vlogger (well, they are not far from the truth…) and it makes me look even more tourist than I would look anyway. And still, I have to do it every time! I’m not kidding. My photo album has at least dozen subway photos from every city I have visited that has subway or train. This Italy photo is just beginning!

With love,
Metro Traveler Viivi

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First time glacier trip

Iceland glacier travel

Glacier hike, Iceland

Hello adventurers!

Have you ever been to Iceland? This cold and snowy wonderland truly charmed me when I traveled there with my friend last autumn. I live in Finland so snow, ice and cold, in general, are familiar to me and so I was thinking that the trip to this northern country wouldn’t be anything new for me. Iceland trip has been my dream for years but it still always felt like just a smaller version of Finland.

Oh, how wrong I was…

We took part to tour around the south coast of Iceland and our trip ended to glacier hike. I have never seen a glacier and it was magical. The history and nature around it sound so interesting even if most of those things I could still remember from my primary school times. We don’t have glaciers in Finland but we have remains of them everywhere. I have lived my whole life only a few kilometers from one of them and so seeing the real glacier for the first time was an eye-opening experience.

With love,
Wide Eyed Viivi

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