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Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Helsinki museum of natural history

In Helsinki we stayed in a lovely apartment on Arkadiankatu, just down the street from the Museum of Natural History. It is well regarded so one cold, grey morning we … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) fortress, Helsinki

On the afternoon of Thursday 24th March we walked to Market Square in Helsinki to catch the ferry to the huge sea fortress of Suomenlinna. We missed the ferry by … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

More impressions of Helsinki and some public art

I didn’t have a strong idea of Helsinki before we arrived. We have lived in Trondheim for 8 months and we’ve visited Östersund in Sweden and Riga in Latvia but … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Spring in Trondheim and first impressions of Helsinki

We are an Australian family of four living in Trondheim, Norway because of my expat assignment. We arrived in Norway towards the end of the summer and we have been … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · 10 Comments

Travels with children in Europe – Part 1

In 2012 our children were 2 and 4 and we decided to take them to Europe for 2 months. We received permission from the school for the absence and I … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 5 Comments

Book Reflections – Toraja: Misadventures of an anthropologist in Sulawesi, Indonesia by Nigel Barley

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Nigel Barley’s account of his anthropological studies in Sulawesi, Indonesia. In 1985, Barley was working as a senior anthropologist at The British Museum and decided to … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay is Book Three of the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante (pseudonym for an unidentified Italian author). To read my reflections on Book One click … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · 1 Comment