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Exploring Hanko by boat and bicycle & cooking Finnish cuisine

Our day five adventure travels in Finland started with an adrenaline rush. From Kasnas we departed with Rib boats on a white knuckle grip adventure in the Baltic sea to Hanko (Swedish: Hangö) – a bilingual port town. After resting and filling our bellies with copious amounts of creamy Salmon soup, molasses infused rye bread [...]

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Horseback riding and boating adventures in Finland

One of the top highlights of our return trip to Finland was having an opportunity to once again visit the Finnish Archipelago and specifically Kasnäs. One year ago, we had the opportunity to visit Rosala Viking Village, BENGTSKÄR Lighthouse and go sea kayaking.  This time around would be a whole new adventure as we went horseback riding and [...]


Hiking in Nuuksio National Park

On day three of our outdoor adventure travels in Finland we ventured away from Helsinki to explore the rugged wilderness of the Finnish countryside. Our first stop was at Nuuksio National park where we went on a guided hike. Walking in the woods allowed us to experience scenic lakes and forest in natural setting. There [...]


Biking and Kayaking in Helsinki

Our second day in Finland was full of adventures.  We started off by going on a biking tour of Helsinki which covered the downtown area but mostly focused on scenic sections mere kilometers away from the heart of the city.  It was wonderful getting out into the woods, meandering around the water and visiting small [...]


Star Ferry boat ride from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island

Surprise! We’re back in Finland! After a long overnight flight from Toronto to Helsinki with Finnair we arrived and checked into the Katajanokka Hotel (Jail Hotel) nearby the market square. Along the way we noticed several things have changed in the city! Firstly, in the market square port area there is the addition of the [...]


Eating Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan Restaurant in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an expensive city in many regards.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a city where you pay as much for crammed sleeping quarters; however, cheap and efficient public transportation systems and incredibly inexpensive eats are redeeming factors. When it comes to dim sum you won’t find higher quality food for value than [...]


Peak Tram and Views of Hong Kong Island

For the best views of Hong Kong Island we took a tram ride up to the Peak.  As a tip for visitors, considering going in the late afternoon before the tourist hoards visit for nighttime views.  It’s spectacular at night; however, it can be so crowded that you’ll feel as though you’re in a sardine [...]


A bus tour of Hong Kong

To get a completely orientated with Hong Kong we decided to take a hop on hop off bus tour to visit the main attractions and neighborhoods on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.  During the summer it can be draining trying to cover the city on foot. A bus tour is a breezy alternative that [...]


Taking a Sampan Boat Tour around Aberdeen Hong Kong

It’s incredible what just getting a few kilometers away from the downtown core of Hong Kong Island reveals for visitors.  Once escaping the concrete jungle, gridlock and sea of people you’ll find a much quieter and greener part of the city. One way to experience something unique is to take a Sampan boat tour of [...]


A Tour of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon by bus at night

Hong Kong is a world class 24 hour alpha city that pulsates at any time of day; however, there is something undeniably spectacular about it at night when the bright lights of this enormous city shine its brightest. Normally, I’m a fan of exploring a city by foot as opposed to taking any method of [...]

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