About The Queens

 

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Two Queens at a tea plantation in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Hello everyone, and welcome to Two Queens Travel Blog!

 

We are a family of three; me, my spouse, and our little dog, and we moved to Costa del Sol, Spain back in 2019. Before that we have lived in Finland, Republic of Ireland, and the UK, just to name a few countries along the way.

I am originally from Finland, and am mostly in charge of writing about our travels around the globe. My Sayang, who is a wizard with camera, comes from Malaysia. And we met in Prague, the Czech Republic back in 2009 and fell in love –  and rest is history in making.

 

Our passion is to travel, and as we both are

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Just a simple bowl of olives to snack on whilst waiting for paella in Malaga

chefs, food. When we can combine these two passions in our lives, it usually is a bliss.  Also, as we both are ex-cabin crews, we are somewhat nuts about airplanes and air travel in general (especially Kalle, I was requested to add).

I started blogging (in a manual form in a Small Black Book) back in 2000, and it is my intention to bring all those old texts to be part of the Two Queens Travel Blog as well as document our new journeys. The world has changed a lot since my first recorded entries, but our desire to enhance our trips, and those of other people, has not. Having a passion to inspire others through our stories and photos has always been there.

We wish also to make you interested in travelling to places which you might hold a preconceived idea. We have noticed, over the years, that nothing holds you back from taking in a new destination as much as the thought: “It’s not for me, I don’t want to travel there as it is filled with tourists, I don’t see the point in travelling to a place where I am guaranteed to catch malaria” or something on those lines.

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The Courtyard of the Burren Perfumery, Co. Clare, Ireland.

Not only have we travelled to other countries, but we both have lived in several. Like we mentioned before, we moved to Spain in 2019 in search of better, sunnier lifestyle.

When we were still living in Ireland, we got very familiar with a question: “Why did you move to Ireland from Finland?”
What we have learned over the course of years, it seems to amuse the locals that we chose to relocate to a new country, instead of living a fairly stable life in the country where we came from. As complex as the question is, the answer has always been quite simple:
There is beauty in the country where you choose to reside, be it your native country or home by choice. Spain, for instance, offers more laid-back and stress free living atmosphere compared to Finland.  Ireland, on the other hand, is simply gorgeous when it comes to changing landscapes – you can take a photo of the same spot throughout the day and get a different quality of light. Light here seems to transform the landscape all the time!
Those qualities are the ones that the locals seem to have grown accustomed to more than those, who move there later on. Never forget the everyday beauty around you!

I did mention that we are a family of three? We have a Poodle Boy enriching our lives, who has

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Our Poodle Boy

already travelled from his native Malaysia to Finland, and then to his new home here in Spain. In between he did a road trip with us from Finland to Poland, during which he either slept on the back seat or sat on our lap watching the passing landscapes. Natural born traveller. He has actually travelled in 14 different countries this far!

This is us. And you can expect to find more of all of this in our blog, Two Queens Travel Blog. You can comment on our posts, and you can also send us messages through the very handy contact the queens page. Whilst you are at it, you can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – and of course here in WordPress.