Porvoo

Finally my summer holiday starts. As the saying goes: a good holiday starts with a good book, I started reading the hundred-foot journey, then had a one day trip to Porvoo on the last Saturday of May.

Written by Richard C. Morais
Written by Richard C. Morais

Departing from Helsinki, I came back to Porvoo on a sunny afternoon. Porvoo is a city on the southern coast of Finland. It takes about 1 hour to travel by bus from center of Helsinki.

Porvoo is a tourist attraction, as usual.

Old Town in Porvoo,  a tourist attraction, as usual.

A hotel so-called Onni, meaning

A hotel so-called Onni, meaning ” happiness” in finnish language. Located in the middle of Old Town, it looks so peaceful from outside.

A boutique shop in Old Town

Man to the left because women are always right. A boutique shop in Old Town: Doris & Duke: Vintage &Modern

Old house in Old Town

Old house in Old Town

In Old Town

Quiet moments in Old Town

1. First stop: Cellar Cafe

On the way to Cellar cafe
On the way to Cellar cafe

Cellar Cafe

At Cellar Cafe

A cup of capuchino

A cup of capuchino to cheer up spirit for the whole trip

Capuchino, a little taste of heaven served in a cup

Coffee, a little taste of heaven served in a cup

View from Cellar Cafe

View from Cellar Cafe

Selfie with Audrey Hepburn

Selfie with Audrey Hepburn

2. Next stop: Timbali Restaurant

Timbali Restaurant

At the entrance

At the entrance

At the entrance

At the entrance

Chocolate Cake with strawberry sauce

Chocolate Cake with strawberry sauce

Little stone couple by growing flowers

Little stone couple by growing flowers

Inside Timbali

Inside Timbali

Such a cosy place

Such a cosy place

3. Third destination: Jokiranta Cafe

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View from the coffee shop

View from the coffee shop

4. Another destination: Nepalese Restaurant Pokhara

Now there is no longer Himchuli, but Porvoo has Pokhara

Now there is no longer Restaurant Himchuli, but Porvoo has Pokhara

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Inside Pokhara restaurant

Edited in Lumia Selfie

Inside Pokhara restaurant

Dinner set with rice and lamb meatballs. Nan bread is included.

Dinner set with rice and lamb meatballs. Nan bread is included. So nice to know that Pokhara’s owner is the same one who managed Himchuli in the past.

5. Final thing to do: wandering 

J. Runeberg statue

Statue of Johan Ludvig Runeberg , a national poet of Finland

Johannes Linnankoski statue

Statue of Johannes Linnankoski, a famous Finnish author

HAAGA-HELIA Porvoo Campus from a distance

HAAGA-HELIA Porvoo Campus from a distance. Studying and attending Start-up School there with friends before graduation was an unforgettable experience 🙂

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Quiet Old Town on the weekend

The sun is going down and it is time to go back to Helsinki.

Sunset by the river, few last moments before heading back to Helsinki

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