I recently took a short trip to Helsinki, and while I only stayed there for a couple of days I decided to make the most of my visit. For the duration of my stay, the rain poured steadily and clouds were always lingering in the distance but even this could not deny Helsinki of its beauty.


Helsinki varies considerably depending on where you venture within it. On the first day, I stayed within the city, exploring the colourful market stalls and parks in the city’s center. This included a trip to Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, which is Helsinki’s largest bookstore. As a book lover, this seemed like an obvious place to go, but even if you are not too fond of reading the store is worth visiting for its architecture and café which are both lovely.



 Some hand made items in Helsinki Market. The talent there was incredible- so many beautiful…

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