There is an extra feeling added to a knitting project when the wool is bought directly from the farmer in Kokkola.
Starbucks Coffee has finally opened in the heart of Helsinki.
Thank you my dear Linda for your visit to Helsinki and inspiration. Now I’ve rearranged my sand collection and I’m very happy with the result.
Home sweet home. Here are some last pictures fom our trip: two pictures from Jerusalem and a portrait of a Jordanian girl. (Those who know me know that I always try to shoot portraits of locals.) They say pictures tell more than thousand words, but the mightiness of Jerusalem can’t be shown in pictures. I highly recommend a visit on site!
According to Lonely Planet: “Drink lots of water – not only will the heat dry you out, but also the water of the Dead Sea is so saturated with minerals that it will suck out your body’s fluids like a thousand leeches.”
Doesn’t sound that nice, but the minerals also did a (positive) miracle to my skin.
Eilat is much more beautiful underwater than above water. I’ve never really liked swimming, but adding the scene of beautiful coral and thousands of colorful fish gives another dimension to it all.
Tomorrow we’re heading towards Jerusalem. Feels a bit unreal to finally visit important places I’ve heard about since early childhood.
Finns live by the clock, and so do the Israelis. Whatever you order or ask for, they give you a time frame when the service will be delivered. For example, “your food will be brought to you in 20 minutes”. And they are always on time. The bus operates according to the schedule, but when the bus is full (the driver’s estimate only) the bus passes all other stations and passengers have to wait another hour for the next bus.