Tag: Finland

Journey to Japan – Part Two: To Helsinki!

After adequately refuelling on coffee in the lounge, it was time to get my flight to Helsinki. With little to keep me in the lounge, I headed to the gate with just under an hour to go. My experience with Finnair is that they board with plenty of time, so I expected us to be ...

2019: Prepping for a year of travel!

As I approach the end of one year, it's the perfect time to look ahead and see what 2019 has in store for me. The short answer is: lots more travel! Between my various work trips and holidays, 2019 will be spent on the move, but nearly always to places I love visiting. So far, ...

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Booking a mileage run…to Tokyo!

In just 66 days, I'll be flying off on my next holiday to Japan. But unlike previous visits, I'll be taking quite a circuitous route to get there... Yes, it's another mileage run. I need the BA miles to keep my Gold status, so the idea here is to book a series of flights to ...

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Our week in Tokyo: Champagne and sushi

So I’m back from my week in Tokyo and I’m missing it already. We had such an amazing time, despite the freezing cold weather and the snow. It was our first time in Tokyo in the winter, so that was to be expected - and we packed accordingly! As we’ve been to Tokyo so many times ...

40 days until Tokyo!

Today marks the 40-day countdown to my next trip to Tokyo and to say I'm excited is an understatement. We're going to firstly spend an evening in Schiphol Airport's Hilton Hotel and then fly to Tokyo the following morning with Finnair, via Helsinki. This was how I got to Tokyo when I brought my nephew, ...

The Finnish connection

I'm writing this approximately one hour out of Seoul, at the end of a pleasant but very sleepless flight from Helsinki. I know from experience that today is going to suck donkey balls from a jet-lag perspective, so it's going to be caffeine and excitement all the way. We flew via Helsinki and I have ...

A weekend in Helsinki

Me and my long-suffering other half spent our 11th anniversary (which I hilariously referred to as "Manniversary" on Twitter) in the very beautiful Helsinki. Perhaps a little odd, given its location and the fact that it's October. But we'd visited there years ago and enjoyed a local wedding - and our time there - hugely. ...

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