Category: Finland

A Food and Culture Post from Lapland

By Mridula Dwivedi April 22, 2014 13 Comments

If you have read even a few of my posts you know I largely stay away from culture and food. So now that I have blogged almost everything else I thought it was about time I tried my hand at culture and food. I had the opportunity to listen to some Yoik drumming of the Sami people from Lapland. They are the indigenous...

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Helsinki- A Few Stolen Moments!

By Mridula Dwivedi April 16, 2014 15 Comments , ,

Helsinki was more of a stopover on my Lapland trip with Nokia. When I arrived, it was 12.00 midnight. All I did was to take a taxi and crash at the Airport Holiday Inn. Now what would I give to take a taxi without any fear at midnight in Delhi but then I wonder if it will ever happen in my lifetime? However, I digre...

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A Visit to Nokia House, Helsinki

By Mridula Dwivedi April 5, 2014 12 Comments , ,

After -22 degree Celsius of Levi, Lapland, -2 of Helsinki felt comfortable. After arrival at the Helsinki Airport (with free wifi) the first thing we went in search for was food. All 4 of us were hungry. Between us there was a lot of luggage so I offered to guard it while others promised to get me some vegetarian st...

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When I Stayed in the Levi Spirit Villa!

By Mridula Dwivedi March 31, 2014 14 Comments , , ,

My personal traveling style certainly does not include staying in villas! I do not earn enough, and even if I do, I cannot spend it on villas. I want to travel every 15 days, I certainly do not earn enough to stay every 15 days in a posh accommodation. How I wish I could take just two vacations in a year and splurge...

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A Glimpse of Helsinki through Clouds

By Mridula Dwivedi March 28, 2014 14 Comments ,

I am that window seat frenetic. I sulk and sulk through a flight if I am denied of one! From 18 to 23 March I took 6 flights in all. Much to my regret, I managed window seats only on four flights- Munich Helsinki, Helsinki Kittila, Kittila Helsinki and Munich Delhi. When I saw others looking at the Alps when the Del...

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The Husky Ride- When My Hands Almost Froze!

By Mridula Dwivedi March 27, 2014 22 Comments , , , , ,

I am scared of them Doggies. When I got to know about the Husky Dog Sledge ride in Levi (Lapland, Finland) at the #lumiainlapland event, I had mixed feelings. I was not sure how I would react to a dog sledge ride. But then I had to give it a try! I also did not know who was supposed to drive the sledge. I was very c...

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The Ultimate Finnish Sauna Experience

By Mridula Dwivedi March 26, 2014 26 Comments , , , ,

Even before leaving for the #lumiainlapland we were told to carry our swim suites for the sauna experience. I have been to saunas in the past but within Indian spas. The Finnish take the sauna experience to an altogether different level. First of all we have to take into account the weather. When I landed at the Kit...

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When My Bones Turned to Jelly!

By Mridula Dwivedi March 25, 2014 19 Comments , , , ,

I am not a big fan of driving anything that has petrol in it. Snow mobile was no exception. I was given an opportunity to experience the snow mobile at Levi, Lapland that is in Finland. The event was known as #lumiainlapland Anyway, I forgot my driving license in the room. So, I decided I would go as a pillion ri...

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Lazy Sunday Photo- Colors at Iittala Store, Helsinki

By Mridula Dwivedi March 23, 2014 2 Comments , ,

Glasses, tumblers, plates etc. bore me to death. But as I was walking along with others on the #lumiainlapland trip I had no option. They wanted to go to the Iittala Store in Helsinki, I had to go in as well. There was something about this place though that I almost ended up buying stuff. They had things in ceramics...

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Hear Us Scream

By Mridula Dwivedi March 22, 2014 10 Comments , , ,

I did some crazy things in Lapland (Finland) this time. At Levi where we stayed the temperature was always in minus, from -22 to -1! So, the Finns enjoy sitting in a sauna because it is cold and they took us there too. But for some crazy reason they like taking a dip in ice water in between. Now if they could do it,...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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