Blog of a veggie lady who can't stay in one place for too long, loves to dumpster dive, loves to craft and can rant about feminism for hours! Just little notes and photos from my travels and the qwirky, fun, arty and ridiculous things I've seen! (and things I've found in bins.)
Our Finnish friends Joona and Susanna drove us to Susanna’s Mum’s for the night and we got to see her home town and meet her lovely family. Her sister has a big farm house in the middle of nowhere, just surrounded by silence and snow and trees with a sauna, it was just beautiful!
Then we went back to Helsinki to visit our friend Juha! Because he’s fantastic and told us that when we realise there’s nothing in Kuopio we were always welcome back XD To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of Helsinki and prefer Kuopio. Helsinki’s a let down of a capital, all the shops close at 3 on a Saturday and it’s strangely sleepy and not such a buzzing city. But was fantastic to see Juha and his friends and the nightlife is good fun!
We found an amazing and bizarre shop called Helsinki 10, which was full of bizarre gifts and strange avant garde clothing. The shop was decorate with all different objects painted matt which and plastered to the walls.
We also found an amazing wool shop which I got pretty obsessed with!
We went with Juha to the Hare Krishna temple for food, which was amazing, all vegetarian and so flavourful! I’m going to get some recipe’s asap!
We went to a bar which had a DJ who looked like an 80’s geography teacher, and sat with Juha and his friends and a sketchbook drawing away! I need to get myself a drinking sketchbook again, the results are always amazing! The result of this was a drawing of the very drunk man opposite me as a lion tamer (he loved it and wanted me to email it to him!), a very bizarre map of England and a fold over story about god knows what!
Then we saw people sledging down the road at 3am while we waited for a taxi =]