The best place in the world travels with you

I am often asked which place I like better: Amsterdam or my previous home towm Louisville, KY. The question is very hard to answer and therefore I usually just list the best things of both somewhat different worlds. I like the urban culture in Amsterdam. The vivid and colorful, very international and tolerant atmosphere, where everything and everybody works in cooperation. I adore the active lifestyle, … Continue reading The best place in the world travels with you

Life is departures and arrivals – Elämä on lähtöjä ja saapumisia

Besides the weather surrounding me, the biggest change in my everyday life lies in transportation. In Kentucky, a car of my own was a true necessity, as it was impossible to get anywhere without it. In Kentucky, a person does not really exist without a car. A car is not just a car. It is a physical extension of one’s body, as everything is handily … Continue reading Life is departures and arrivals – Elämä on lähtöjä ja saapumisia

The things Kentucky taught me – Mitä Kentucky minulle opettikaan

Three years ago, I was never leaving Finland. My life was flowing just the way it was “supposed to” and I had traveled enough to think the world could not surprise me. I felt no reason for change or an adventure in the form of moving abroad. Today, after two years of living in Kentucky and now moving to Amsterdam, I could not be happier … Continue reading The things Kentucky taught me – Mitä Kentucky minulle opettikaan

Uuden alku on innostusta ja luopumista – New beginnings with mixed feelings

Uusi muuttoprojektimme USA:sta Amsterdamiin jakaa tunteeni kahtia. Aikani Kentuckyssa päättyy tänä kesänä ja se on surullista. Monet mukavat asiat ja ystävät jäävät toiseen maanosaan. Vaikka yhteys säilyykin, kohtaamisista tulee erilaisia, kun ne tapahtuvat harvemmin eivätkä spontaanisti vaikka lapsia koulusta hakiessa. Toisaalta uusi on kovin innostavaa. On paljon suunniteltavaa ja unelmoitavaa. Voi maalailla elämäänsä uutta, erilaista ja ihanaa. Pääsee taas aloittamaan ja tekemään, linjaamaan. Uuteen paikkaan … Continue reading Uuden alku on innostusta ja luopumista – New beginnings with mixed feelings