A few days in Helsinki and Tallinn: the unique experience of the ferry ride across the Baltic Sea

La Baltique Helsinki to Tallinn Saturday, April 18, 2014. Departure of the 8 o’clock speed boat from Helsinki to Tallinn. Passengers are not yet quite awake. The smell of coffee and warm croissants. An atmosphere of routine, like a shuttle, with…

A few days in Tallinn: the outdoor museum at Kopli Laht

Eesti Vabaohumuuseum : dans cette maison rouge une incroyable boutique … The question has been in my mind for a few days: why is it that in the Nordic countries, the houses are mostly made of wood, and predominantly of the same dark red…

A few days in Tallinn: a city with a rich medieval history

Une ville très touristique … April 19, 2014. Our ferry is to depart from Helsinki at 8:00 this morning. There are several lines to take you to Tallinn across the Baltic Sea, or to other destinations such as Saint-Petersburg, Stockholm, Riga,…

A few days in Helsinki: a city under Russian and Swedish influence

Helsinki : vue de Uspenskin katedraali et de la baie depuis l’hôtel Haven As our sharp readers have noticed, we love South-East Asia, but also, with no relation, we love Northern Europe. April 17, 2014. We catch an early morning flight from…

A few days in Helsinki: escapade to Porvoo

Les maisons rouges au bord de la rivière à Porvoo April 18, 2014. Waking up in Helsinki. The atmosphere in Helsinki is calm and serene, the air is pure. In Helsinki, it feels like all stress is cleansed by the Baltic winds. Great breakfast at the…