Top Three Things to Do in Tampere During Fall

Top Three Things to Do in Tampere During Fall

Fall is in full swing over here! We went from sunny weather straight to rainy and cold, but if you’re anything like me you love love love fall. Even if it is rainy 😉 The scenery here has been amazing with the changing leaves so I wanted to share my top three things to do in Tampere during fall!

Go Hiking

Tampere and Finland in general has some great forests to hike through. The leaves are beautiful during this time and also you can see the amazing views of the lakes! If you’re lucky you may even find some berries that are still good on your hike.

Go to Pyynikki Observation Tower Cafe

Pyynikki is said “puuneekee” incase you were wondering 😉 Not only does this cafe have a tower that you can go up and see the views, but they also have amazing donuts! It is located in the forest so you can also take a break from hiking and have a snack 😉 To go up the tower it is only 2 euros. I would deffinetly check this place out!

Go to a Sauna and Lake

I’ve posted before that Finns really love their saunas, but they also love jumping in the lake after. They believe that even in the winter it is good to go for a swim in the lake. I have been to the sauna many times, but I have not jumped into the lake after.  I will let you know if/when I do and what I think!

What’s your favorite thing to do during Fall?

XX Chynna

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Five Books to Cozy Up With This Fall

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Five Books to Cozy Up With This Fall

I honestly cannot think of anything better than reading a good book and drinking a warm drink, like a chia latte. Either in bed, by the fire, or at favorite cafe I think fall is the perfect time to catch up on reading. Here are five books to cozy up with this fall!


The Ninth Hour: A Novel by Alice McDermott

The books begins with the suicide of a young Irish Immigrant during the early 20th century. Even though his suicide is never spoken of, it affects many even after many years.

You can buy the book here for $17.68: The Ninth Hour: A Novel







Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I loved Ng’s book, Everything I Never Told You, so I am eager to read her latest release!

When friends of one of families living in the neighborhood try to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battles starts causing everyone to become involved!

You can buy this book here for $16.20:Little Fires Everywhere






The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman


If you are a fan of Practical Magic then get excited! The prequel to the book comes out October 10th. I may have already pre-ordered my copy 😉

You can get it here for $16.79:The Rules of Magic: A Novel








Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century by Jessica Bruder

Bruder documents the lives of a growing community, transient older Americans. With Social Security short, older Americans have formed a community of nomads.

You can buy this book here for $17.67:Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century







The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

Georgia 1930, a light-skinned and dark-skinned babies are born to a white sharecropper’s daughter, Elma. Despite the eyes of the town, Elma tries to raise her babies.

You can buy this book for here $18.27:The Twelve-Mile Straight: A Novel








What books are on your reading list this Fall?

XX Chynna


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Five Delicious Recipes for Fall

Five Delicious Recipes for Fall

Since moving to Finland I have realized something about myself, I love baking! I find it not only relaxing, but also fun. One of the boys recently told one of his friends that stayed for dinner that, “I do bake a lot.” This is when it hit me, I do bake a lot and not because I just think they will like the food, but because I actually enjoy it! Some of the recipes are baking and others could be for meals! Here are my favorite recipes for fall:

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread

I found this recipe on The Happier Homemaker’s website and I LOVE it!

In this recipe you layer the bread and apple cinnamon/bread sugar mix, which creates a great balance of bread and topping! I think my favorite part is the brown sugar cinnamon mixture 🙂

Super Simple Banana Bread

This recipe comes from Eazy Peazy Mealz (it took me five tries to write that because of autocorrect lol)

I am a big fan of banana bread! It is so easy and versatile. You can make it just the way it is or add cinnamon, chocolate chips, or blueberries! The possibilities are endless.

I really like this websites recipe also because the writer, Rachael, gives different ways to make the recipe healthier. Who doesn’t like that?

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice has to be on my list of favorite fall things! One thing I do miss being here in Finland is that they do not make a big deal out of fall and fall flavored things. I mean it’s September shouldn’t there be fall flavored everything with Halloween decorations! I mean it is already September and I have not seen one Christmas decoration out 😉 Just so Tasty posted this recipe for pumpkin spice cookies and they are SO GOOD! A perfect sweet and chewy cookie.

Do yourself a favor and make these 😉

Homemade Chili

Chili to me just screams fall. It reminds me of tailgates at IU football games.

This chili recipe is from Sprinkle Some Sugar. Pair it with some cornbread and you have yourself a perfect fall meal!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

It took me a while to like sweet potatoes, but now I can’t get enough of them! I eat them all year, but I think this recipe is savory and perfect for colder weather.

This recipe comes from Primavera Kitchen. Olivia, the writer for this website has a lot of healthy recipes that I love!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! What are your favorite recipes for fall?

XX Chynna



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