I was not suspecting that in 4 months I will visit 4 different parts of the Europe, 4 different cities that porbably to few of them it will be difficult to come back. During those trips i was surprised by many things that i was not suspected to see. But the main thing is that in few of them i made my dreams come true.
Finland. Helsinki. When my friend from my country came to see me, we decided to go to Helsinki. The bus ride was not so long so we get quickly to the capital of Finland. It was Fabruary so the weather was…well as the Finnish winter. It was windy with a lot of snow But it could not be otherwise, after all she came to visit Finland! But it was great anyway. I really liked the city because it is not so big and small. Everything what you want to see is close to each other. So easily we saw the most important buildings and with thin weather we took the boat on Suomenalinna. Again, amazing! Even that snow and wind gave the right climate for that place. Sometimes we feel that’s a creepy place but we have a lot of fun taking the walk around that island. We felt like in the mysterious island from Leonardo DiCaprio movie. We came back home exhausted but happy. Hope I will come back there one day during the spring or summer.Finland. Lapland. Northern lights. Two words that made my dream come true. Hopefully I was able to saw it during the snowshoeing and aurora hunting event. A lot of snow, night, snowshoes, forest, small lights on the head and then surprised it comes out like in the Brother Bear movie from my childhood. The next amazing thing was to meet Santa Claus during this trip. The whole Santa’s Village have amazing climate and you can feel back to the childhood again. I feel great that I have crossed the Arctic circle for few days. I also met the Sami Culture and fed reindeers on the reindeer farm. It is so distant for my that I felt even more in that culture. Obviously there was more thing to say because I was there for a week. But those were the main one for me. Of course i will remember whole of them for my whole life.
Text & photos: Aleksandra Bakowska