Peaceful, pretty, powerful Thingvellir.

Usually I only dive in tropical waters. I quite enjoy immersing myself in the world of fish and coral, but not once have I seriously considered diving or snorkeling in cold water. That is, until my colleague signed me up for it. On a short, but sweet Iceland adventure I stood on a parking lot…

The world of black and blue

As part of my new job, I’m responsible for a team of tour leaders in Iceland. Iceland, being an island, is however detached from the continent and it seems like this physical distance is immediately creating an emotional distance as well. It almost feels like I manage two different teams, even though they all do…

The world of Vappu

In my country, the 30th of April is not a particularly special day anymore since Queen’s day changed into King’s day and changed dates. In Finland, they go all out. Vappu, or Walpurgis night, is a big celebration in the streets and parks where people dress up and party. Students wear team clothing in bright…

Two weeks till thirty

I’m so happy with the choices I have made over the last few years. I could have done the standard thing, the expected thing, but I chose a different path than others. Instead of kick-starting my career, I packed a bag and left. I can only say I made the right choice back then. I…

The groundwork

When I started thinking about what to do this winter, my eye fell on South East Asia. It’s a region I’ve passed through on my way to Australia and New Zealand and has been on my mind on and off. I haven’t actually seen a lot of it though. Looking at my limited budget, not…