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A 2-day Winter Itinerary in Helsinki

My impression of Helsinki: compact, cultural, clean and cool. I stayed in the city for a few days in winter, yet I found the city was welcoming and charming. Helsinki’s city center is compact and easy to navigate, while tourists could basically go anywhere on foot. Here is a 2-day easy going itinerary of the major attractions in Finland’s Daughter of the Baltic.

The Powerful Place, DC

Holding the visitor’s guide in my hands it says “Welcome, a powerful place”. I was inspired the moment I stepped out of the Union Station, staring at the crossroad of politics and culture, and history and style. Washington D.C. takes at least 3 days for a first-timer to have an overview of what the cities have to offer. The volume of information might be a little bit overwhelming but here is a list of the must-sees in the city and that’s what I did. I hope it would give you some ideas for your visits, too!

Run! Run! Venice!

I titled my visits to the Italian cities “Run! Run!” because I was really in a hurry – I had only a week in Italy and I wanted to cover as much of the country as possible. My 7-hour mission to see all the essentials of Venice and it was amazing!

Back to 1953 – The Next Day…

The mission for the morning is to visit the four plazas in the Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the core of the original city. Apart from the heritage spots within the area, Havana is also filled with stories and antidotes about the legendary American novelist Ernest Hemingway…