I browsed through the photos that my sister and me took after my Helsinki trip. I noticed that the photos taken in Helsinki city center worked also as a small guide book to the city. The photos gave me an idea to write a kind of a post I don’t normally write. At the same time I decided to tell you something about my blog that I haven´t told you before.
So here we go…Welcome to Helsinki city center with me!
A wish of a foreign tourist?
Before having children I worked in the tourism industry. Many times foreign tourists said that they´d like to see what an ordinary Finnish life is like. A will to respond to that wish was one of the reasons why I started photographing my ordinary everyday life in Finland on my blog.
After some time I started to doubt my decision. I thought am I just making fool of myself by presenting my everyday life and my very simple sources of wellbeing in my blog.
Then I got the first email from US. It went something like this. “Thank you so much for your blog! I´ve been following SaimaaLife already a while. I think your photos are very beautiful. I´m hoping to visit Finland some day!”
A little bit later came another from Kenya. Then a third one. I think it was from Germany. And then came the fourth.
Those emails meant a lot to me. They made me to realize that maybe my photos aren´t that silly after all.
I realized that there really are people out there who find my photos about my ordinary life in Finland interesting and beautiful! Some even so attractive that they had started to consider visiting my home country and experience the beauty of its lakes and forests on the spot.
Saimaalife.com gives you Finnish wellbeing
Natural wellbeing has been my blog´s main theme from the beginning on and will be also in the future. It´s the wellbeing model that I´m developing. A model that is inspired by my home region and home country, lake nature of Saimaa and Finnish way of life. A model for feeling well in natural and simple way, both physically and mentally.
Couple of weeks ago I had a meeting in Helsinki with the Finnish Tourist Board. They host the Official Travel Site of Finland. As the result of our meeting I´m honoured to announce that Saimaalife.com starts co-operation with VisitFinland.com. I´m so excited about that!
What does our co-operation mean then?
Fun things! More things about Finnish natural wellbeing in my blog. Especially things that are closely related to one of the main themes of Visit Finland – “Silence, please”.
“In the rush and crush of modern life, the rarities are what we value the most, such as space, quiet and time. The space to breathe, a time to dream…you can find these treasures in Finland, where the lakes are many and the people are few.”
That was taken from Visit Finland´s “Silence, please” site. With my SaimaaLife blog I want to promote that theme on my behalf. So that more people could get inspired of Finnish wellbeing. And more people would come to experience the relaxing silence of Finnish nature.
One thing is for sure. I will continue photographing my ordinary everyday life in Finland to my blog. And write about wellbeing that is inspired by the lake nature of Saimaa.
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SaimaaLife and VisitFinland warmly invite you to be well in Finland – The land, where the lakes are many and the people are few.