November 25, 2015
northern lights in northern lapland

The Day I Saw Northern Lights in Lapland

It’s Always Sunny in Northern Lapland (Well, Sort Of) We flew to Ivalo from Helsinki. Then we drove 198km north (69.9000° N) to visit a small village called Utsjoki. There are 1,200 people living in the district, which is combining […]
November 10, 2015

Nuorgam, Finland: The Northernmost Point of European Union

Have you wondered where is the northernmost place in European Union? Here’s the answer: Nuorgam, Finland. It’s right at the border between Norway and Finland.
April 5, 2013

Runaway Photo: Aerial View of Iceland in Winter

  Flying over Iceland There’s a reason why I visited Iceland two times within one year, when I don’t live anywhere near Europe. I showed my affection to Iceland more than enough times. Hotdog and coke are not the only […]
March 22, 2013

Road Trip to Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

  Looking for things to do in Reykjavik?   A few of us from same hostel decided to take a road trip to Rekjanes Peninsula. This little peninsula is the one where the  international airport, Keflavik airport, is located. Great […]
December 16, 2012
Iceland-Reykjavik Backpackers

Downtown Reykjavik on a Budget: Reykjavik Backpackers, Iceland

  ✪ Location: Reykjavik city center ✪ Internet Access: Wi-Fi works from the lobby to the second floor. No signal on the third and fourth. ✪ Room: I stayed in a private double with shared bathroom. The room and the bed was not […]
December 14, 2012

Runaway Photo: South Coast Iceland and Volcano

Today, I’ll take you to the south coast of Iceland.   I already explained why I loved the winter in Iceland so much. One sunny day (but the weather changed about five times that day. Typical Icelandic weather.) we drove […]
December 4, 2012

Similarities of Finland and Korea

Finland and Korea are similar. Did you know? I would go back to Finland in a heartbeat. Despite the price of beer, the cold climate, and the high living expense, I found the greater reasons. Before I pour out the […]
November 26, 2012
Iceland glacier

Why Iceland is Better in Winter

The reason to visit Iceland in winter I started and finished my Runaway Europe project in Iceland. The route has been completed clean and nice. The face of Iceland in August and November were quite different – well, it was […]
November 16, 2012
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Iceland

Runaway Photo: The Day I Saw the Northern Lights

The Day I Saw the Aurora Borealis    There was a rumor around the hostel, “Tuesday will be the day for the northern lights!” I carefully watched the aurora forecast to see if that was true. I came to Iceland […]
August 31, 2012

Best of Finland – Tampere, Turku and Helsinki in Photos

    The Best of Finland   It’s been three weeks since I landed on Europe for Runaway Europe project. The destination #2 was Finland and I fell in love with the country. It was a brief itinerary for five […]
August 20, 2012

Mustamakkara: The Black Sausage Controversy

Mustamakkara, the black sausage. Would you eat it? Mustamakkara, the black sausage, is an authentic Finnish cuisine that originated in Tampere region. You can get it in other places in Finland, but not as authentic as Tampere’s. It’s the best […]
August 19, 2012

Hostel Hopping: Dream Hostel in Tampere, Finland

  Accommodation Dream Hostel   Location Near Tampere train station and city centre   Internet Access Wi-Fi is accessible both in the room and the lobby   Room Dorm-room is well equipped and clean.White bed, white sheet and white wall: […]