My name is Linda, and I’m a Helsinkian illustrator who blogs about her hometown. My mission with my blog – Helsinki Side Quest – is spreading the word about how awesome the city is. I try to pick out awesome off-the-beaten-path spots to share with locals and tourists alike.

To give something extra to the blog, I add an illustrated self-portrait to each post. I make the illustrated version of myself interact with the environment as well as I can. Here’s a collection of the self-portraits that I’ve done so far! 

More info: linda-vuorenvirta.com

Vintage & Antique Shops That Will Take You Back in Time

Four Cultural Centres in Repurposed Industrial Buildings

Three Finnish Women Taking the Fashion World By Storm

Three Homey Cafes That You’ll Want to Move Into

Niche Galleries for More Than Just Fine Art

Three Treasure Troves of Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Three Awesome Concept Cafes

Two Great Spots for Awesome Street Art

Three Unique Self-Service Flea Markets

The Coolest Metro Station Art

The Best American Style Cupcakes

Three Places to Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Burger Restaurants With the Best Veggie Choices