Month: April 2012

Weezin’ the Juice in ESTONIA

After feeling like a local living in Helsinki, it was time for our first boat trip across the icy seas from Helsikni down to Tallinn, Estonia! Before heading here, we did very little research about Estonia, but one of the main factors for adding it to our list of “must sees” was purely because this is where Encino Man came from! “Hey Buu–d-d-y” ha ha ha after getting past the novelty and love of 90’s movies, we discovered that Estonia, was a very medieval, enchanting and amazing place to be. Right on the border of Russia, Estonia only claimed its independence 10 years ago, adding character to the many Russian flea markets we trolled through. Estonia will hold a special place in our heart forever, our first night in the city of Tallinn encompassed a tiny Italian restaurant where we were the only patrons. It was so late and we were so hungry and having such a good run in Budapest, we thought we had made it through the roughest towns on the trip and …

Helsinki – Design Capital 2012

So moving on from Budapest we traveled way, way up to the very cold HELSINKI, ready for an eight-day stay which was just enough to almost make us feel like locals. Helsinki was the the first city we hopped off the plane from and saw the roads COVERED in snow. This was an amazing site, and something I had only ever seen pictures of, it was so cold and so white, I could barely stop giggling at how excited I was. We caught the local bus (cheapest option but still expensive) at about 3 in the evening (it was already pitch-black) and made our way to central Helsinki- where we would be staying for the next week. The city was amazingly beautiful, neat & well thought out. I know it is so cliche but I was paying a lot of attention to the Architecture in Helsinki, while we were there and now I know why people go there to specifically study Architecture & Design. There is a real mix of straight lines, sharp angles and …