Dr. Carlos DIAZ RUIZ

Professor in Marketing & Consumer studies

10 Things I’m gonna miss about Helsinki

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I cannot add any other word. Ksenia made a fantastic story why I like helsinki a lot.

Ksenia Kosheleva / Ксения Кошелева

all photos by @ksenia_kosheleva all photos by @ksenia_kosheleva

The shorter the parting – the less tears, they say. So, straight to the point: time has come to say bye-bye to Helsinki. At least for a while. And here are 10 reasons why I love this city and am gonna miss it:

  1. Serenity. Stillness. Silence. However you call it, but it is unique. Helsinki is meant for practicing mindfulness. And it makes me wonder: why people here even consider paying for yoga classes? The city itself is like a never-ending savasana. Occasionally you might wish for more action, hustle and bustle… but then just close your eyes, inhale deeply, and let all the lingering thoughts fade away. For free.

all photos by @ksenia_kosheleva all photos by @ksenia_kosheleva

  1. The blessing of a half an hour (tops!) commute. I can get anywhere I want in 15-20 minutes given that my Electra has enough air in the tires. Yes, I…

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Author: Diaz Ruiz

Carlos A. Diaz Ruiz is Assistant Professor in Marketing at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux

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