Photo Diary: Day In Stockholm

Hello there and welcome to my blog! Like some of you may know I went to Sweden at the beginning of this week. I am going to publish travel diary about my trip but because I just happen to be lazy enjoy first these photos I took. (The real travel diary should be out some day next week. Sorry…)

So just to tell you more information before we start I went to day in Stockholm cruise with my family. Taking this cruise is quite normal in Finland and I have done it several times but every time it is as fun.

The cruise is three days long. First you spend evening and night in sea. The second day is spend in Stockholm and after that you return to the ship and spend another night there. I hope you enjoy the photos I took.

 

 

sunset on cruise
I have been on this same Silja Line ship so many times there isn’t a much to explore. However the scenery never disappoints.

 

siljalineship
Ship is ready. Welcome aboard!

 

Silja line ship
I’m totally in love with the Silja Line ships’ promenade street. Say whatever you want about our ship being small but I feel like in home here.

 

band silja line cruise
Listening band is always fun experience! Specially when some drunk Finns are dancing in front of you. The Asian guys next to us had fun time laughing to our fellow Finns.

 

sea cruise ship sweden
No complaining in our breakfast scenery. I would spend every morning like this.

 

sweden sky and sea
Finally in Sweden! It is so close to my home country but still so different. The building right is the Royal Palace. (Fun fact in Sweden it is called castle not palace even if there is nothing castle like in it.)

 

yayoi kusama moderna museet
Our main attraction in this trip was Moderna Museet and Yayoi Kusama exhibition. Here you see the self portrait of the artist.

 

infinity room yayoi kusama
Anyone else loving infinity rooms? Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition had several of them. I am in love.

 

Yayoi Kusama art colorful
Even my brother kind of liked it and stated that Sweden has better museums than Finland.

 

infinity room moderna museet
Another infinity room. This time with water and color changing balloons. This museum is definitely made for taking selfies.

 

victoria's secret stockholm
I’m not fashionista so for me find something from this girly shop was miracle. I am happy new owner of flowery toiletry bag.

 

colorful idyllic street in stockholm
Walking around all the alleys is something I want to do one day. Now it wasn’t possible because I was with my family. No getting lost with them…

 

Silja Line terminal
There’s our ship and Silja Line logo. Time to return home.

 

sweden island from cruise
Our last goodbyes to Sweden. I hope I will return soon. (PS. why areĀ the islands here so idyllic and beautiful?)

 

sunset on the sea from Silja Line
If I would make one wish, it would be to see the sunset every day in new place…

 

 

Happy travels for everyone!

Viivi Severina

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Photo Diary: Beautiful Tokyo

Today is my birthday! Thanks for everyone who has wished me happy birthday. To celebrate this day I have collected my travel photos from Tokyo (yes I finally found my lost photos…) and want to share them with you. This will be my first photo diary but definitely not the last.

All photos are taken by beginner photographer using her phone so I am sorry if some of the pics are not so good. I hope you enjoy my travels!

 

skyandriver
Getting lost in Tokyo means finding beautiful places.

 

Tokyo Ueno Starbucks
Ueno park was my love (and next to my home) in Tokyo and this particular Starbucks quickly came my number one place to visit.
Whale statue Ueno Park Tokyo
If someone is as enthusiastic as I am about Japanese (crime) dramas, this whale is seen so many times in them. I haven’t even realized it before coming back from Japan. It’s in Ueno park too.
Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum Harajuku
Tokyo is full of interesting art museums. This Taro Okamoto memorial museum is one of them.
Urban Torii gate
Torii gate somewhere in Tokyo between urban neighborhoods
Star Wars Toystore Tokyo Japan
I’m big Star Wars fan. (Or better said my whole family is) It was fun to notice how Japanese share my passion for Jedi. They had Star Wars everywhere!
Urban river Tokyo
In Tokyo i was blessed with some beautiful blue skied days and one week of rain and storms as balance. This is one of the best days.
Tokyo Old Railway Station
Tokyo’s railway station is still big mystery for me. I got lost and somehow exited from different door every time.
Korea Town shop Tokyo
Any kpop fans here? Well I don’t admit anything but Korea town may have been like heaven… I find these stairs totally cool.
Line Friends shop Harajuku
Harajuku is my favorite neighborhood in Tokyo. It’s full of surprises and small alleys. Every time I visited there was something new to discover.
Fabric street Nippori Tokyo
When your best friend and mom are crazy about textiles you can not dissmiss Fabric Town and Street in Nippori. Shop after shop this are is full of beautiful and cheap fabrics. (Look even Buzz Lightyear is shopping there!)
idyllic alley in Tokyo
Getting lost in Tokyo is like walking in to movie. I would just spend years in Tokyo to get know all the streets and corners. I discovered this place one afternoon but the fun fact is that even if tried to go thereĀ again (there was cute shop) I wasn’t able to find it second time…
Scenery in Ueno zoo park
This photo is from Ueno Zoo. It was so beautiful! Small lake full of plants.
colors of Akihabara
Akihabara was something I have never seen anywhere else. Even if it was raining (I have never seen that much water coming down from sky!) the there was so many people.
Colorful Ferris wheel flower field
I have maybe the worst phobia of high places. Of course I had to visit three Ferris wheels in my in my Japan trip. (Why am I doing this to myself?)

idyllic tokyo neighborhood train

 

So there was all the photos! If you want to see some more adventures from Japan check out these food post I have made:
Sweets in Japan

Food in Japan

More Food in Japan

Have you ever visited Japan or planned to go there? Making this post has made me miss the city so much… Maybe I should start to plan my second trip there. (Or maybe not because so many places I want to see!)

There was all for today. I hope you are having amazing weekend.
With love,

Viivi Severina