What does the world’s oldest champagne taste like ?

Christian Ekström historical discovery Christian Ekström, Stallhagen Slow beer owner, revealed us in confidence, the secret of his extraordinary discovery. Professional diver, he had found during one of his expeditions in deep Baltic Sea an old shipwreck which had sank 183 years ago. The ship dated back from 1820 and had a full cargo of perfectly […]

Åland Slow beer – Stallhagen Pub

Stallhagen pub entrance Stallhagen beer chandellier Stallhagen beer tasting  – Golby Stallhagen slow beer tasting  – Golby Spending vacation in Åland (Ahvenanmaa in Finnish), we randomly decided to visit a brewery in Godby called Stallhagen. The owner of the pub, Christian Ekström, gave us a tour of his “hand made” beer factory explaining the different steps […]

Voyage to Åland

  Where is Åland archipelago located (Ahvenanmaa in Finnish) ? * Où se trouve l’archipel d’Åland (Ahvenanmaa en Finnois) ? Åland is located in between Sweden & Finland in the Baltic sea. This archipelago is part of Finland however the people have their own parliament, their own flag and the official language is swedish. I know it’s quite confusing. * […]

The snow has arrived

Photos by “Visit Finland” Snow has finally arrived in Southern Finland bringing some light into the darkness of winter. Time has come to take out from the attic the winter waterproof extremely-sexy-boots, coats and long self-heating underwear. All warmly dressed this morning, I thanked God I had sight view issues because my glasses avoided the flow of […]

Mökki time

I am a city girl. But I have to say that 2 days in the mökki  just recharges my batteries. “Saunaing”, swimming in the lake, mushroom picking, drinking … are the main activities. There are 2 types of mökki, the traditional one without electricity and running water and the modern one. Those secondary residences are […]