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March 2016

Ruoka ja juoma, Suomi

Kahvila Sävy, Aleksis Kiven katu 12, Helsinki

Aamu on alkanut Helsingin trendikkäällä alueella Kalliossa, mutta kahvila pysyy hiljaisena, vaikka sen tusinasta pöydästä lähes kaikki on varattuja yhteentoista mennessä. Van Morrisonin pehmeä ääni leijailee ulos kaiuttimista ja takaseinällä Eric Dolphy ja Gene Taylor ovat jähmettyneet mustavalkoisiin, pikselöityihin asentoihin. Silloin tällöin kupposet kilahtelevat vasten tassejaan ja espressokone sihisee.

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Finland, Food & Drink

Kahvila Sävy, Aleksis Kiven katu 12, Helsinki

Morning has kicked off in the trendy Helsinki district of Kallio but the coffee shop stays quiet even though eight of its dozen or so tables are occupied by eleven o’clock. Van Morrison’s soft voice floats somewhere at the background, and on the walls, Eric Dolphy and Gene Taylor have frozen in a black and white, pixelated pose. Occasionally cups clink against the saucers and the grinder and espresso machine whizzes and hisses.

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Germany, Travels

Savoy Hotel Berlin, Fasanenstrasse 9, Berlin

Stopping (the time) at the Savoy Hotel Berlin

Golden rays of the morning sun cast long shadows on the wood-panelled walls and round tables. The bar’s long and waxed counter top is partly covered with white linen; hanging from an octagonal pillar in the center of the room, morning’s newspapers are still waiting for their readers.

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