Found: Helsinki’s hippest craft beer

Found: Helsinki’s hippest craft beer

The Finnish capital region is quickly evolving into a deliciously different destination for craft brew hunters. Blue Wings savours exclusive brews on a crawl of six hip microbreweries. American beauty Worth a visit if only for the cult location, Stadin Panimo is an experimental microbrewery tucked away in a nook of the old Suvilahti gas

Fashion in flight five ways

Fashion in flight five ways

Take a walk down memory lane and prepare yourself for a runway show from Finnair’s 70 years of flight attendant fashion. Care-free style above the clouds When Finnair’s air hostesses first took to the skies in 1947, Finnair’s name was Aero and the uniforms were serious and included a flight cap. The dark blue, military

Upwardly mobile

Upwardly mobile

China’s millennial consumers drive a cashless craze. Seated on a low stool outside Shanghai’s Xintiandi metro station, tousle-haired music student Wang Hui prepares for a day’s busking. His instrument of choice, the erhu, dates back over a thousand years. By contrast, the QR code (a matrix barcode) taped to his tips box could hardly epitomise

Take a bite on the wild side

Take a bite on the wild side

Finnish forests offer an endless feast of superfoods – if you know what to look for. Wild greens can push their way through solid rock – that’s how strong they are, says biologist and environmental educator Anna Nyman as she picks a dandelion blooming between flagstones in her garden. She’s one of the co-founders of

5 hygge hangouts in Copenhagen

5 hygge hangouts in Copenhagen

Where do all the hygge-hunters go in the Danish capital? Resident Andrew Mellor has five suggestions. 1. Iconic Danish design Happiness expert Meik Wiking describes hygge as “a state where all psychological needs are in balance,” which might as well be a description of the Nordic interior design aesthetic. The best place to find out

Following Stone Age footsteps

Following Stone Age footsteps

To celebrate its centenary, Finland has inaugurated a new national park. Hossa in the Kainuu region – already a favourite among hikers and anglers – takes visitors on a journey back to the Stone Age. Our rowing boat glides slowly across a small lake. All we can hear are the high-pitched calls of a black-throated