Tiina Kivelä

    My decision to visit Milan a few weeks back came last minute, so I didn’t really plan or decide what to do before I was there. But what a good last minute decision it was to go there for a few nights, just in the dawn of Milan Fashion Week 2016. I got some great tips from a girl from Milan (soon to be my colleague) and want to share them with you too (see after pictures). Unfortunately this time I didn’t have the time to try all of the tips I was given, but I’m sure I’ll visit the city many times from now on. That lovely it was, and not the “too busy and too expensive” place, as many of my other acquaintances warned me. Brussels trained me well I guess…

    And if you have visited Milan or other cool places in Northern Italy, free to share your tips in the comments and ask further questions about mine. I’m happy to answer and also hear what to not miss around here, as Italian weekend getaways are so easy to do from Switzerland. But coming back to Milan, I’d especially like to hear your best hotel tips for Milan. This time the accommodation was my weakest link, so next time I really want to try something better. So if you have any good design/boutique hotel tips from there, they are more than welcome.




    Afternoon & Apero & Evenings:


    *Edit. As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started to experiment with Instagram stories. While I like to keep my Snapchat at least semi-private (public stories, but only accepting friends I already know in real life, that is) I’m now trying to use Instagram stories to show more of my daily life, less filtered & curated than my basic Instagram feed. Feel free to follow and comment, as there will be more of my travel & daily routines there. 

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    Tiina Kivelä

    What I’ve been up to? Having kind of staycation; hanging around cafe’s, working on my tan (hello awesome cyclist tan lines!) and enjoying views. Drinking coffee and planning; going places this summer, so to speak.

    Germany and friend’s birthday. Switzerland and biking. Some festival, somewhere. And I should also decide where’s the next address; where I’m drinking my morning coffee this summer (with mountain views, please). Though I have to admit I’m not sure if i’m more positively or negatively terrified by the unknown future. One day it’s all fine – when nothing is sure everything is possible, but on the other I slip into thinking how I could stay at the comfort zone too… Or at least closer to that than I currently am.

    But well, easy’s rarely interesting nor rewarding. And the real comfort zone is waiting in the end of all this struggle, trying and fighting.

    Until that – make that espresso doppio, please.

    Tiina Kivelä