|Beginning of the Passeig de fabra i puig|
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
|Touristic destination in Passeig de Gracia|
My Finnish colleague who has lived 6 years in Barcelona has also noticed the increased number of tourists during her stay. In the center life does not get any calmer during the siesta time. I live in a calm area where you can still see the local culture. For example shops are closed and streets are quiet during the siesta time.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
|View in Macau|
Thursday, March 3, 2016
|Bull fighting arena in Barcelona|
|The bull fighting arena from the inside|
Sunday, February 14, 2016
|Match of juniors in Cerdanyola|
Monday, February 8, 2016
I have been now few weeks in Barcelona. I was warned that Catalans might try to speak me Catalan instead of Spanish. So far I have been able to get along well with Spanish. No one has refused to speak Spanish to me. Though my impression is that Barcelona is more Catalan than I expected. Everything is written in Catalan and Spanish is not always available. Luckily with my Spanish knowledge I can understand most of the written Catalan. You can see also plenty of Catalan flags decorating the balconies of apartments.
Monday, January 25, 2016
|Tower of the wall in Signnaghi|
Georgians do not let you pay when you are their guest and will insist serving different foods. Though tourism has increased in Georgia and now there are also people who are taking advantage of the tourists. Beggars can be aggressive towards foreigners and sales people might charge more from foreigners.
Monday, January 18, 2016
|Winter landscape from Finland|
This is not an announcement to retire from blogging because a new adventure is waiting for me abroad. I am moving to Barcelona and I will continue blogging from there. I can escape the freezing cold -30 degree weather of Finland and see more sunny days in Spain.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
|Toasting for the old new year|
Monday, January 11, 2016
|Beach of Valencia|
The article got popular and received in one day 168 comments and top comments received hundreds of likes. The most of the comments are very positive even though there is also some envy and jealousy in them. Overall people are wishing that they could do the same, wishing Riina good luck and hoping to be themselves enjoying warm weather of Spain. Finland is seen as a miserable place and Spain as a paradise. Spain is one of the top holiday destinations for Finnish people and therefore many Finnish have actually have had a chance to experience Spain for short period of time. Many seem to be dreaming about moving abroad but they do not see it being possible or lack courage to do it.