Chasing Northern Lights in Finland

Chasing Northern Lights in Finland The Aurora Borealis or simply the Northern Lights is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomena you will ever see. Chasing northern is one thing common on every traveller's bucket list. It will always leave you speechless, no matter how many you have seen them before.

Finland is often an overlooked destination to see the northern lights when compared to its neighbours Norway and Sweden. But this actually makes it more beautiful. Taking the off-beaten path to see the northern lights and at the same time enjoying dog sledding and sauna breaks. Finland might just become the perfect destination for you.
What are the Northern Lights??? If you are reading this post, then you probably know what northern lights are..... But do you really understand the science behind these beautiful lights dancing across the night sky?

Historically, the Finns believed that this phenomenon was caused by Firefox, a creature who ran so fast across the sn…

8 weirdest events in Finland

8 Weirdest Events in Finland Currently, we are on our journey through Finland. In the last post, I introduced you to this weird, beautiful country with some facts about it. I told you about the saunas, the natural beauty and also some weird events taking place in the country.
In this post, we are gonna take a close look at all those weird events that take place in Finland.
1. Wife carrying championship: - Let's begin with the most amazing one. In this event, men carry their wives(even a girlfriend or female friend is fine) on their shoulders through an obstacle course. This event is held every year in the month of July in Sonkajarvi.

There are many ideas as to how this sport was invented. One idea is that a robber named Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen and his thieves would go to neighboring villages and steal other men's wives to marry themselves by carrying them on their shoulders. It is also believed that he trained his thieves with this activity so as to make them faster and strong…

16 Amazing Things to Know about Finland

16 Amazing Things to Know about Finland Hi friends, recently we completed with our journey in Greece. I hoped you enjoyed the journey getting to know about Greece, it's culture, festivals, food and best places to travel in Greece. For our next country we are heading to Nordics and exploring the country known for beautiful nature, Finland.

I always feel that it's better to know a few things about a country before visiting it. So in this post I am gonna introduce you to Finland by telling you some of the amazing facts about the country.
Let's begin.  1. Happiest Country in the World: - The latest UN report stated that Finland is now the happiest country in the world. This one should not come as a surprise, since the Nordic countries are generally at the top of the list. But Finland made a big climb from number 5 to number 1. 2. Finnish Language: - The Finnish language is one of the 10 most challenging languages in the world to learn and translate. It's no wonder, when …

9 Best Islands to Visit in Greece

9 Best Islands to Visit in Greece Trip to Greece is incomplete if you don't visit its gorgeous islands. There are around 6000 islands in Greece but only some 200 of them are inhabited. The islands make up 7500 km of country's total 16000 km coastline.
They offer a highly diversified landscape : beaches stretching over many kilometers, sheltered bays and coves, sandy beaches with sand dunes, pebble beaches, beaches with dark colored volcanic soil and coastal wetlands.
Many of the beaches in Greece have been awarded Blue Flag under the Blue Flags of European Program, providing not only swimming but also scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. 
Some of the oldest European civilizations like Minoan and Cycladic civilizations, developed on Greek islands, so therefore the islands have unique archaeological sites, a distinctive archaeological heritage and the fascinating old traditions of centuries old civilizations.

Greek islands are extremely popular among…

Meteora - Thessaloniki - Halkidiki Road Trip

Amazing Road Trips Through Greece - Part 2
Meteora - Thessaloniki - Halkidiki Hi friends and really Sorry for the delay. Its been a long time since I posted my first part of Amazing Road Trips through Greece. In that part, I described the road trip from Athens to Meteora through Delphi, a perfect itinerary to see the monasteries of Meteora and some historic monuments in Delphi. If you have not read it yet, you can read it here. I have explained a complete road trip itinerary from Athens to Meteora via Delphi.
Continuing our journey ahead, in this part I will be taking you to the eastern part of Greece. Traveling through Thessaloniki and Halkidiki. This journey is gonna be a mix of everything. A bit of history, food, night life and beaches.

So lets start our trip.
Meteora to Thessaloniki: - Meteora is just magical. Once you visit here, you will even wonder, How can this place be real ??? You can visit the monasteries, try local wine, go for hiking, rock climbing, mountain bking and mu…

Athens - Delphi - Meteora Road Trip

Amazing Road Trips Through Greece - Part 1 Athens - Delphi - Meteora Greece has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism. Be it's wonderful islands, incredible historic places and ancient ruins, mouthwatering food and some worth experiencing festivals. Thinking about all this, we forget the one thing which is worth an experience in Greece i.e. the Road Trips.

Nothing beats the freedom of being able to stop any time to hike up a hill, or find a path down to an untouched beach. Greece has beautiful driving routes, both by the sea and up through the mountains. Passing through the many little towns and villages, taking breaks in places where outsiders are few, you'll get a deep sense of having really seen the country.

I am going to break this journey into several parts. Starting from Athens, going across the mainland of Greece and the ending which even I am not sure of. This is the first part of the road trip through Greece.

Here we are gonna travel from Athens to Delphi to Meteor…