Tokyo City Guide by a Local

A_Local's_Guide_to_Tokyo

Our three day stay in Tokyo was short for such a big city but we had other places in Japan to explore such as Kyoto, Koyasan, and Osaka.  To get a little local taste of Tokyo in such a short time we enlisted the help of a Tokyo resident to give us a local’s guide to Tokyo the capital city of Japan via Tokyo Free Guide.  In a packed half day we visited districts off the beaten path such as Shimokitazawa, Nippori, and Yanaka.

Continue reading

Finding Finland, Hello Helsinki | City Guide | Baltic Trip Part 1

Top Things To Do in Helsinki

We flew into Helsinki airport as the starting point for our 2 week Baltic trip taking us through the Baltic states and ending up in Poland.  Here’s our list of the top things to do in the modern capital of Finland.

Meeting Moomin in Helsinki

Helsinki_MoominAteneum is a great art museum in central Helsinki. If you are interested in art it is always worth checking out what current exhibitions they have on offer.  On our visit the Ateneum held an exhibition to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Finnish author/ artist, Tove Jansson.  Tove Jansson is probably best known for her series of Moomin books.  The exhibition was well presented with rooms and rooms of both collected and borrowed work, and plenty of information offered in both English and Finnish.  Admission is 13€ pp.

Continue reading