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Hi and welcome! I’m Jarmo, a photographer, writer, traveler, nomad and an expat from Finland. I believe that for some of us, traveling is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. So if you’re into travel and adventure, come on in!

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Cambridge in Autumn – Photo Essay

Posted by on October 17th, 2012 in Destinations, England, Europe | 18 comments

  Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that  everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.* Bertrand Russel Just because my two previous trips to Cambridge were for beer festivals, doesn’t mean that is the only reason to visit it; far from it. Cambridge is actually a really nice place to drop by if you happen to be in London or around....

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Top 5 Fun Things to Do with a Board

Posted by on October 2nd, 2012 in England, Europe, Tips | 2 comments

There just seems to be an abundance of fun things to do with a board. Sure I started with snowboarding, but since then I’ve realized there is a whole world of board related activities that I need to try out and possibly injure myself with. I don’t know what it is about boards and high speeds. It just seems like it is human nature to try to board any slope, material or place we can find. Probably not all...

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Ha Long Bay – Where Ground Rises Sky High

Posted by on September 16th, 2012 in Asia, Destinations, Photos, Vietnam | 25 comments

“This wonder is ground rising up into the middle of the high sky” Nguyễn Trãi   We watched the majestic stone islands rising vertically from the calm sea. Straight rock faces ricing directly with lush green jungles pushing out where ever they could; such a bizarre sight and definitely one of the most popular sights in Vietnam. And here we finally were. Our journey had taken us from Saigon to Ha Long Bay, sort of like that Top Gear...

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5 Hard Learned Lessons about Spanish Public Transport

Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 in Europe, Spain | 12 comments

Or how my lack of forward planning to get myself to the other side of Spain landed me in a world of hurt. Alright, not actually into world of hurt, but I could’ve made things a lot easier for myself, had I thought about things a bit before, but then again it is not as if this is the first time this happened. So, I was in Torrevieja in southern Spain, and where I wanted to be in 48...

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Shanghai World Expo 2010 – Photo Essay

Posted by on August 14th, 2012 in Asia, China | 5 comments

On my 2010 trip to China I ended up in Shanghai after a night train from Beijing; and since this was in 2010, the Shanghai World Expo was on. And World Expo is one of those things I haven’t quite ever figured out, so naturally I was curious. They have this huge area where all the countries come in and build a building for themselves and then they fill it with things they want to showcase about their country....

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London 2012 Olympics – One Londoner’s Rant

Posted by on August 9th, 2012 in England, Europe, London | 4 comments

So the Olympics; you probably have heard that they started a few weeks ago. And if you live in London or anywhere in the UK, then you’ve known about the Olympics for quite a while now; unless you’ve been living under a rock, a really big rock, in a forest, far away. And even then I think you would’ve known what’s happening. It’s been impossible to avoid Olympic news around here. They probably didn’t cover the 70 day and...

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Recipe for Thames Bacon Cruise

Posted by on July 29th, 2012 in England, Europe, Food, London, Photos | 10 comments

  Cruises on sunny Thames are always good fun, but it is also a known fact that anything is better with bacon. So by that logic, a Thames bacon cruise should be even better. And it is. Trust me. I’d like to give you a quick and easy recipe for one, but unfortunately they are a bit tricky to do properly. Some of the ingredients can be a bit difficult to get, but it is worth the effort. So...

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