Finland is taking a "hybrid" approach to the pandemic in the latest moves to try to curb the spread but also kickstart the economy.
This isn't really a post about how we wined and dined in Crete. Nor is it about how I dominated our rounds of Uno at various bars (I am checking to see if my friends actually read my posts, with this statement :D). Nor is it or how we basked in 29-30 degree sunshine for a week. This post is about the differences, the new restrictions and observations I made between pre and post pandemic travel.
Trip Advisor is a company that most in the travel industry have the deepest respect for, being one of the biggest travel entities in the world for sharing holiday ideas and finding peer reviewed places to go on Holiday.
In March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic hit Finland. Everything in the Travel industry stopped overnight as people were forced to stay home to stay safe. Businesses from all sectors were impacted but none as hard as travel. Given that we had just about developed the MVP of our travel SaaS in late 2019 once again you could argue that my timing was "uncanny".
Suomenlinna is one of Helsinki, Finland’s main attractions and has fascinating sights. Getting away from the noise of the city to this cultural treasure with a sea view can be attained through a 15 to 20-minute ferry journey from Helsinki. Suomenlinna is a sea fortress that dates back midway through the 18th century and has been redeveloped often ever since. In 1991, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being a “unique example of the military architecture of its era.”
We are all looking at ways to cut our carbon footprint, so when you arrive in a new city the best way to see it is on foot. This way you get more time to experience the historical locations with a tour guide who is full of knowledge and ready to answer your questions, whilst helping to save our beautiful planet.
Helsinki, capital of Finland, is covered with forests, dirt roads, tracks, and beautiful coastlines, making it a great place of destination for those who want to try gravel biking. Gravel biking is an incredible way to get lost in nature while having fun by touring around the area and outdoors. Aside from having your social circle expanded by meeting new people and enjoying each other’s company, gravel biking also helps you promote overall health and wellbeing. You can get to appreciate the fulfillment that comes from improving your fitness while having a good time!