Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Finland travel tips: Helsinki (Suomenlinna), Vantaa, Espoo

Stories / Cultural tourism / Finland

“The Greater Helsinki Area”. This is the name for the final chapter of the journey in Finland. Yes, we have reached the end of our journey in this country and we saved the best for last! The reason for naming it this way is that we are going to take a quick look at the two major municipalities, which make Helsinki big and as one.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Finland travel tips: Rovaniemi

Stories / Cultural tourism / Finland

“Christmas Miracle”. This chapter of the Travel Smart journey in Finland is one of the most awaited because we are headed to the town of Christmas, i.e. to Rovaniemi! We have covered the most interesting places in Finland, so now it is time to get closer to the end of this journey with something special; we saved the best for last!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Finland travel tips: Jyväskylä, Oulu, Kemi, Tornio, Haparanda

Stories / Cultural tourism / Finland

“Way Up To The North”. This chapter of the journey is going to comprise several towns of Finland on our way to Rovaniemi. We will start this journey from the town of Jyväskylä, then we move to the town of Oulu, then we will have a short stop in the town of Kemi, and then we will visit the two border towns of Tornio and Haparanda (Haaparanta in Finnish).

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Подготовка к женскому теннисному турниру «St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy» и итоги турнира «Формула ТХ – Звёзды тенниса и хоккея»

News / Sport & Events tourism / Russia

В Санкт-Петербурге с 8 по 14 февраля 2016 года впервые пройдет женский профессиональный теннисный турнир «St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy». Организационный комитет соревнований активно занимается подготовкой нового турнира, и в настоящее время уже известны его ключевые параметры. Также определились и имена большинства участниц: Ана Иванович, Белинда Бенчич, Анастасия Павлюченкова, Мартина Хингис, Сания Мирза и другие звезды женского тенниса. Кроме того, недавно было достигнуто устное соглашение с Марией Шараповой об ее участии в петербургском турнире.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Finland travel tips: Turku

Stories / Cultural tourism / Finland

Turku Castle
“The Old Capital”. Previously, we explore the town of Tampere with its industrial heart, now it is time to move on to another big town of Finland, Turku. Turku (or “Åbo” in Swedish) is the old capital of the country; that is why I decided to name this chapter of the journey this way. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Finland travel tips: Tampere

Stories / Cultural tourism / Finland

Tampere Cathedral
“Industrial Town”. This name totally fits the description of Tampere, the second largest town in Finland, after the Greater Helsinki Area. Tampere is not a typical town among the largest Finnish towns, i.e. it has 2 places which can be considered as a city center. The first one is, perhaps, the railroad station, which is not something to be symbolic, and the second one is the actual city center. However, speaking of the symbols of Tampere, the Näsinneula Tower is one of the most recognizable symbols of the town.