Helsinki’s secret can be found on the shores of East Helsinki. We have an old beat-up Buster motorboat that we use to get from the centre of Helsinki out to the archipelago in no time. Along the way you can see everything possible, from old and new neighbourhoods to dream villas, and public beaches to luxurious private seaside saunas. Helsinki’s maritime nature is equal – the see belongs to everyone. Even if you can’t see the sea from your own window, you can always walk or bike to the shore and take an inexpensive ferry to an island. I often think that, whatever happens, life in Helsinki will always be good in some way. Even if I lost all my material belongings, I would always have these shores and this sea.