Tokyo day 5 – a very busy last day

It was our last day in Tokyo so I had no mercy for my Little Rascals and their dad and I took them on a looong last-day excursion. We started with a walk to the Sensō-ji Temple. I mentioned already several times that we prefer sightseeing on foot whenever possible. This way we get to see…

Tokyo day 4 – Railway Museum

If he could, S would just move in there. It’s a paradise for my vehicles-and-especially-trains-loving-5yo. Let me take you to a place from my boy’s dreams. Let me show you a bit of the Railway Museum from Saitama! A museum you just don’t want to miss if you love trains. A museum and a learning…

Tokyo day 3 – Cat Cafe

After the visit to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, surprisingly not Rascals still had some strengths, so we decided to visit a cat cafe. I don’t like the idea of animals’ cafes at all, but N wanted to go so soo much and we needed some incentive for kids, they were getting more tired and upset about the…

Tokyo day 3 – Edo Tokyo Museum

The good thing about our apartment in Tokyo was that it had several interesting places within a walking distance. And Edo-Tokyo Museum – a really impressive museum! – was one of them. After a lazy and quiet morning, we went to visit it, enjoying, as always, the views on the road. The museum is incredible…

Tokyo day 1 – Ueno Park

We were so tired after the trip that we woke up around noon. We grabbed breakfast for lunch and went to Ueno Park. We chose it for our first day since we were living very close and I hoped to get at least a small glance at blossoming cherry trees. Ueno Park is very popular…

Little Rascals in Tokyo – Intro

We started our BIG Asian adventure with few days in Tokyo. When we were looking for tickets to Taiwan, the most reasonable flights were via Tokyo. So we decided, why not spend there few days? Back then we thought it would be our only option to see a bit of Japan (today we know that…

Looking for gems in the Amethyst Mine

On our way back to Rovaniemi at the end of our Lappish holidays we visited the Lampivaara Amethyst Mine located in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. To get to the mine we had to walk about 2km across the forest. The route was very nice, but – as always – there were plenty of annoying mosquitos.     Visitors…

Museum Siida in Inari

During our Arctic holidays we decided to explore a little more the culture of Sámi people by visiting the Siida Museum located in the village of Inari. Inari lies on the shores of one of the largest Finnish lakes, picturesque Inarijärvi. On the very day of our visit the sun was supposed to set there for…

Hiking in Arctic

I completely fell in love with Arctic and just can’t wait to go back! We spent few days close to Saariselkä in the Urho Kekkonen National Park. The area is perfect for hiking. There are lots of trails well prepared and signposted. We rented a cozy wooden cabin lost in the woods. It had sauna,…