Magritte Exhibition at Amos Rex, Helsinki

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I got into Magritte in my teenage years; his weird manipulation of everyday objects in juxtaposition with their surroundings rebelliously scratched an itch that Impressionism was bestowing upon me. I still love Impressionism but Magritte’s Surrealist styles are always a nice weird distraction. I also feel that Magritte is a more accessible entry into Surrealism…

Things To Do On Vappu in Helsinki

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Vappu is a public holiday celebration here in Finland. It celebrates workers and freedom. And vaping.  Just kidding, it’s mainly gives Finnish students a massive excuse to have a massive piss up. The word “vappu” somehow evolved from St. Walpurgis – the patron saint against purging. Just kidding, it’s rabies. Anyway, here’s some things to…

Taking the Train to Lapland (and back)

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So I’ve detailed what we got up to in Lapland, let me tell you how we got there and back without taking to the skies. It may not be known to people outside of Finland (it wasn’t to me) but there is an excellent rail network in place. One of the most popular trains is…

An Easy Intro To Lapland

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Introduction Lapland evokes a child-like curiosity in all of us. Snowscapes, reindeer, huskies, and Santa lives there, you know? When we moved to Finland in June I knew we had to check it out in the most obvious month; December. Christmas vibes and the like. So I scoped travel and accommodation options back in October…