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TBT: Picturesque Porvoo Old Town

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My blog posts have been a bit baby-heavy lately (to say the least), so thought I’d do at least one post without any photos or mention of babies 🙂 I found these pics from our last visit to Finland, and wanted to share with you how pretty the old town in my home town Porvoo is.

Historic Old Porvoo is such a beautiful place, and I don’t think I appreciated it enough when growing up in this little town of nearly 50 000 inhabitants. Around 700 people live in the old town area – a popular tourist destination especially in the summers (having worked in the tourist office I should know!). There are several cute cafes and restaurants as well as small old-fashioned shops which sell souvenirs, Nordic design, interior design stuff etc.

During my Christmas visit the old town was covered in snow which was a very pretty sight – although trying to take photos in -17°C wasn’t too easy and the reason I only managed to take very basic photos. I hope the images will convey the historic atmosphere and the loveliness anyway!

CafeHelmi

shopping

Riimikko mellangatan agatan teas moretea shops insideshop tourist townhall

If you visit Helsinki I highly recommend you take the bus to Porvoo as well (Borgå in Swedish btw) – only 1 hour away!

Lana’s passport is on its way, so we booked flights to Helsinki for the 30.3 to 14.4 – can’t wait to show Lana off to family and friends 🙂

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

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