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Blueberry Fields Forever

Finns love their forest. But when summer turns to autumn, you find them even more often than usual crawling through the undergrowth. Why? To do two of their favorite things: picking mushrooms and berries….

A Short Trip with the Vesibussi to Ruissalo

London has the tube. Paris has the metro. And Turku? Has the Vesibussi! The Vesibussi – which literally translates into “water bus” – is quite a cool thing. It’s a small ferry boat…

Goodbye Summer: Our Bicycle Trip to Naantali

We have great colleagues. Every day they feed us with new ideas for trips into the archipelago. For us, it is still hard to memorize all these strange Finnish names of islands, villages…

Down by the River: An Evening Walk Along the Aurajoki

Yes, autumn is knocking on the door. It’s getting colder every day, the wind whistles through the streets. But we still have some great late-summer evenings. Like today, when the blue sky, heavy…

We’ve Got Mail: How a Coffee Machine Followed Us to Finland

Moving is a pain. Especially if you move in another country. Even more complicated it gets if it’s just for half a year. It took days to allocate the things we would or…

Work and Beyond: Our First Steps in Turku

Wow! It’s been two weeks since we started our journey to Finland. High time to tell you what has happened since then. Here’s how we spent our first couple of days at Åbo…

On the Move: Our Journey from Oldenburg to Turku

So Finland. There are various ways to get from Germany to the country of thousand lakes. First, of course, is flying. For someone who does research on renewable energy and blogs about sustainable…

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Every journey begins with a single step. In our case, we took it somewhere in the vineyards above Lake Geneva. We were on a hiking trip after a conference, when the idea popped…