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Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

25 November 2022

10 reasons to plan a Christmas trip to Helsinki

1. Christmas lights Christmas in Helsinki is a chance to appreciate how Helsinkians soften winter’s darkness. Growing out of the tradition of candles, these days residents […]
7 October 2022

Top Finnish foods and drinks you need to try

Fish, game, forest fruits, mushrooms, cheese, strawberries. . . The Finns have a natural larder to envy. The sea is close by and so is nature, […]
23 September 2022

Finland to “limit or completely prevent” Russian tourists from entering the country

Over the past two months, EU countries have, one by one, taken measures to limit the number of Russian citizens arriving in Europe. After Zelensky’s call […]
11 September 2022
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Why Helsinki is the best place for expats and investors

What does an expat look for in a city? If you’re lucky enough to have a choice about where you work and invest, what are the criteria for […]
31 August 2022

Design treasures in Helsinki

It’s nearly impossible to take a step in Helsinki without feeling like you’re on a design treasure hunt – and you’re winning. From the secret symbolism […]
25 August 2022

Luxury cars fill Helsinki airport as Russian tourists head to Europe

Porsches, Bentleys, Mercedes and other prestigious brands with Russian license plates have flooded the parking lot of the airport in Helsinki after the Russian invasion of […]
17 August 2022

Finland will reduce Russian visas by 90%

Since president Zelensky asked western countries to completely ban Russian citizens, a discussion has been started. The eastern Members of the European Union have joined his […]
15 August 2022

Russian tourists welcomed with the Ukrainian anthem in Finland

Finland shares a 1,300-kilometre frontier with Russia and the border towns are especially popular destinations for Russian tourists. It is currently the only neighbouring country that […]
8 August 2022

Finland set to become the first EU country to trial digital passports

Finland will test the use of digital copies of travel documents that will let passengers travel paper-free.  The country said that it wants to test a […]
13 July 2022

10 Instagrammable spots in Helsinki

1. Lasipalatsi – the Glass Palace and Amos Rex domes Concrete tiled domes rise out of the ground like space-age igloos at this plaza where art […]
12 July 2022

Finland’s new sand battery system could provide heating for a whole district

Finland has launched the world’s first batter made out of sand. It could help solve one of renewable energy’s biggest challenges, which is how to ensure […]
7 July 2022

Why Helsinki is a nature getaway

With over 130 km of shoreline, an archipelago of over 300 islands and a 10 km forest running the length of the city north to south, […]
14 June 2022

Reaching for the future in Helsinki

Last week I was in Helsinki, Finland, I was invited to speak at the opening of the 15th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, the […]
14 June 2022

How Helsinki’s responsible use of data is improving citizens’ lives

The World Economic Forum and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with Edelman, Splunk and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, have developed a new approach to […]
13 June 2022

10 Reasons to visit Helsinki this summer

Remember, Finland is for life, not just for Christmas. Helsinki’s summer season is just hotting up and there’s never been a better time to visit. Glorious […]
18 May 2022

How to spend 48 hours in Helsinki in a sustainable way

One of the lessons the pandemic has given to society is that our lives can change from one day to the next. The change can be […]
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