Last week, I was in Amsterdam for a conference and it was an eventful experience. Being there for the first, I was excited and prepared to experience "the sins" XD. Surprisingly, I was charmed by better parts of the city and not the tourist ones. Smoking openly is a pleasing experience but the people of … Continue reading Amsterdam.
Recently, some of my friends and me had a short vacation down to the central Europe. I needed some time off and a break, and so we decided to travel Vienna-Prague-Budapest. Bought a week long tickets to Budapest and the idea was to land in 'Pest and ride to Vienna first. We landed in Budapest … Continue reading Vienna-Prague-Budapest
The title roughly translates to Finnish Winter 2016. There is something about winters, something colorful. Usually, people associate winters with darkness, long nights, but I tend to appreciate the snow covered silence, the cold breeze. This winter was rather severe, compared to my previous experiences, with the mercury dropping as low as -33, in Tampere. … Continue reading Suomen Talvi ’16.
Lately, I have frequently found myself at the receiving end of unnecessary hostility from my friends. My only, crime, is disagreement with their opinions on a social media. It seems, there is an unwritten rule, "Friends agree on Facebook". And, if by mistake you somehow, make them look bad with your comments, you will be … Continue reading Social Media Status
This March, I had the chance to visit the winter wonderland, the home to Santa Claus =D, "Lapland". Located in the northern part of Finland, peeping just above the Arctic Circle, the region is surely a place worth visiting. Sparsely populated, even by Finnish standards, the place sees hurling tourists, all throughout the year. We … Continue reading Things I did in Lapland =D
It took a bit of discussions, disagreements and debate to finally set off on our "Crazy trip to Tallinn" (that's what we called it). Our group, very versatile - observant creative astute budding architects, Filip and Lubos, uptight paranoid calculative Christoph, chirpy Veronika, quiet yet friendly Tiago, crazy insane Itaians, Paolo and Andrea, and me … Continue reading The Estonian Experience.
I had the opportunity to visit Joensuu, a small vibrant town in the east Finland. An invitation to spend the weekend at a friend's place in the countryside, eight months and two semesters later, this was my first chance to sneak out of Tampere and explore Finland. So, one such warm Friday, I gathered the … Continue reading Joyous journey to Joensuu!!
Last week, I had a chance to trying out my hand on snowboarding. In the early March, unusually the Finnish winter left early or was almost leaving. The snow was melting making it all wet, muddy and dirty all around, a rather disapproving sight in Finland here. One such day, I accidentally ran into a … Continue reading Snowboarding.
One pleasant early thursday afternoon, incidentally unaware, through the shutters of the window my eyes caught the glimpse of something falling which looked like small cotton, white, soft and delicate, Snow :D.I was excited as a kid, this was the first time I witnessed snow falling, ever in my life. The view was absolutely majestic, … Continue reading First Snow!!
Yesterday was one of the those exciting days, this Finnish morning was pleasant, cool and beautiful and as I was darting to my class briskly, something extraordinary caught my eye. I was stopped at the vision of this huge machine, which looked something like a crane but it was bigger, with its limbs deeply and … Continue reading Bungee Jumping.