Robin DeWan is a musician, writer and conceptual artist living on Suomenlinna. He holds a degree in literature from the University of California.

Take in the pageant along Esplanade • Stargaze at Kaivopuisto observatory • Go caving on Suomenlinna • Spend a sunset on Torni terrace • Stand in the Cupola Hall of the National Library • Stage dive at Tavastia • Borrow a boat and island hop • Drift over the city in a hot air balloon • Wait for a bus in Kallio • Admire Eira’s art nouveau architecture • Say hello to Emu at Digelius music shop • Skinny-dip at Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall • Stroll around Seurasaari • Haggle for deals at Valtteri flea market • Stop in for a pastry and java at Cafe Crustum • Go car spotting on summer Fridays • Revel in the Gallen-Kallela works at Ateneum • Time-travel through Hietaniemi cemetery • Day trip to Hvitträsk • Listen-in on poetry reading at Arkadia bookshop • Sky-dine • Soak in the Kotiharjun sauna • Wander around Punavuori • Climb Vartiosaari’s Viking Hill • Catch an open-air trolley • Spend a frosty day in the Winter Garden greenhouse • Grab a guitar and sail out to Pihlajasaari • Picnic at Ruttopuisto • Ride the Wooden Roller Coaster at Linnanmäki • Go with the Flow Festival • Collect wild berries and mushrooms • Experience vappu (once) • Hang out by the waterfalls in Old Town • Stop and smell the flowers in Karhupuisto • Splurge on a dinner at Saaristo • Catch a 22 Pistepirkko gig • Surf the waves off Suomenlinna • Drop down into an avanto • Expand your mind at Kiasma • Shoot some pool at Corona Bar • End up at Lostari • Whistle in the Rock Church • Warn the ice cream eaters on Market Square that the seagulls are about to swoop down and snatch their cone • Meet under the Stockmann clock • Hop a ferry to Stockholm

inspired by Gary Snyder’s poem,
Things to do in San Francisco