Good Life Coffee, Helsinki, Finland

2 km from railway station Good Life Coffee Kolmas linja 17, 00530 Helsinki, Finland /show on map/ I didn’t include Good Life Coffee in my first guide to Helsinki specialty coffee scene but not because it’s worse than others, and not because I love it less than others – on the contrary, most often it’s the first place where my husband and I run from the railway station looking for breakfast. In Good Life Coffee everything is awesome: from coffee to breakfast (avo toasts, granola, oats, pastry), from the general concept AVOID BAD COFFEE AVOID BAD LIFE to seasonal pastry like Runebergstorta. They roast Kenyan beans perfectly, brew it good and pour it into large cozy mugs. So why didn’t I mention it in my first review? ‘Cause I didn’t have photos. ‘Cause I’m always busy. ‘Cause for the very first time in Good Life Coffee, when Ivan didn’t yet know…

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World Marathon Majors 1/6 – TCS New York Marathon 11.5.2018

Since I started running, I tried to choose races which gave me goose bumps. The reasons may vary – the city, the course, the history. Dozen of races in Stockholm because it’s the best city in the whole world for me; my first marathon in Lisbon because it’s course goes all the way along the ocean; marathon in Athens because that’s the place there the marathon was born, and so on. But New York Marathon chose me. My husband said that it was a wonderful occasion to show me the city, that’s why we entered a drawing for two years in a row. For some reason last year I was completely sure that I would win, but it didn’t happen, so we ran California International Marathon in Sacramento instead. I did not expect any miracles this year, and the message that I got the slot was like a bolt from…

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