Posts Tagged ‘ Finland ’

Saturday snippets: 10th February 2018

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The anniversary of HMS Belfast being launched, snow sculpting in Finland, free travel for local heroes on the Talyllyn Railway and development plans at George Best Belfast City Airport are some of the snippets Adrian has gathered together this week.



Finland is 100 today

Dec 6th, 2017 | By
Helsinki cathedral

Today and throughout the week, Finland will be celebrating with blue-and-white (the colours on the Finnish flag) light shows across the country and in almost 30 countries around the world.



Saturday snippets: July 8th 2017

Jul 8th, 2017 | By

Snowball fights, canoeing in tunnels, a stuffed baby elephant and five copies of Stephen Fry’s autobiography attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: May 27th 2017

May 27th, 2017 | By

On the bank holiday weekend, there are thousands of events on including the Great Manchester Run which will have a poignant feel to it this year.



What’s hot in 2017 – according to the travel industry part 3

Dec 31st, 2016 | By
Macchi Pichu, Peru

We continue with the last of the tips we have received for holidays in 2017



The Kvarken archipelago

Jun 8th, 2016 | By

Consisting of 5,600 islands, Kvarken Archipelago was formed by ice sheets up to 24,000 years ago.



Eat your way around the world without leaving London

Jun 21st, 2015 | By

Sean Fulton – founder of the blog Around the world in 196 tables – suggests how you can eat your way around the world, without leaving the M25



Silverskär and Sviskär: Life on your own private island

May 10th, 2015 | By

Particia achieves a fantasy and holidays on her “own” island in Finland’s Åland archipelago.



Sleeping at Helsinki airport

Mar 12th, 2015 | By

Whilst whiling away the tedium of a three or four hour layover before our connecting flight leaves, which of us has not tried to sleep across a couple of seats by wedging arms and legs under the armrests?



Locals know best

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By
Lapland reindeer

When you get to a destination that you’ve not visited before, where do you go for the best food or the attraction that is even hidden from the guide-books? Unless you know someone then chances are you will follow your instincts.



Finland’s ruska

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
ruska time in Finland

Unlike other destinations that are widely known for the changing colour of their foliage in autumn like New England and the New Forest, Finland is rarely considered.



Visiting Moomin World

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

Have you considered Finland for a summer holiday? It’s very different. Take Moomin World for example.



Where the experts holiday: adventurer and author, Andy Torbet

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

The TV presenter, author and all round adventurer talks travel



Strap on the skis and head east

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

There’s no need to venture as far east as Sochi this winter – from Bulgaria to Finland, there are plenty of options, including several bargains, for the ski enthusiast says Anna Maria Espsäter.



Finnish Lapland’s northern lights on tour in the UK

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

In a new EU-funded venture, the Lapland and North of Finland tourist board has launched the “No Ordinary” tourism campaign in the UK, to promote Finnish Lapland as one of Europe’s last unspoilt wilderness regions.



Time out in Tampere

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

For a Finnish short break with a difference, the city of Tampere provides a great mix of wintry culture and nature with its fascinating museums and scenic lakeside location, writes Anna Maria Espsater



The Album: Cathy Winston

Mar 28th, 2011 | By

Freelance travel writer, Cathy Winston, takes us on a tour of her five favourite destinations



The Album: January 2011

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

CD Traveller reader, Emilie Scholey, takes us on a tour of her five favourite destinations



Bringing Salford to Turku

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Turku is one of two cities which are the new European Capitals of Culture in 2011, the other being Tallinn in Estonia. That alone should guarantee them at least an additional 10% extra visitors as curious visitors go to see what each has to offer. They replace the three who shared the honour in 2010, Essen, Istanbul and Pecs.
Tomorrow, an introduction to Tallinn, today Turku.



Festival fever

Oct 29th, 2009 | By

Every August, some 20,000 tourists flock to the town of Bunol (in the Valencia region of Spain) to hurl large, red squishy tomatoes at one another. La Tomatina – the world’s largest vegetable fight – is a full blown fiesta and in the week building up to the battle, Bunol is filled with fireworks, food, street parades and parties. However the undisputed highlight of the festival is the tomato fight which takes place between 11am and 1pm on the last Wednesday in August.