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 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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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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Inspiration from Alanya

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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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Missing the warm days

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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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Bamboooo!

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Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

I don’t know why I haven’t shared this photo before but here is one more lovely memory from Japan. (Don’t mind that couple taking photo…) Taking photo without photobombing people in Kyoto’s Bamboo Forest is literally impossible. I visited just before sunset so my photo doesn’t have that many people but it is also a little dark. Nothing can truly show the beauty this place holds inside.

Have you ever been to Bamboo Forest? If not remember to check it out if you are on your way to Kyoto!

With love,

Lost Viivi

I didn’t love Rome

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Rome, Italy

There is ruins in Rome literally everywhere. At first it is amazing. The city is like one big museum with things to discover on every corner of the narrow streets. But after being in Rome for two or three days all of this may be too much. You can never have enough time to see everything and because there is history everywhere it just blends in to one big mess and you stop caring too much. Colosseum nice, Vatican super nice, some random historical building nice, just nice nothing else.

And that’s why I didn’t like Rome. It was nice experience but during my visit I didn’t see the soul of this city. I felt like it was one big theater kept up for the tourists visiting there.

With love,

Viivi Not In Love With Rome