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Moomins in Finland Part Two

This blog post will be dedicated to Moomin world (Muumimaailma). I went on Tuesday July 31st. It took two hours to get to Turku from Helsinki, so we opted for the early 8am train. The trains are lovely, they have free wifi and even a children’s play area. The prices are amazing too, being only 60€ for a return trip. When we arrived in Turku, we walked to the Holiday Inn where the Moomin bus departed from. This was only a ten minute walk and the bus was 12€ for a return. When we first got there, it was nearing 11am so I decided to go straight to the art gallery at Mannerheiminkatu 5 next to the Moomin Shop to see the new museum about Moominworld (but that is for another blog post).

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Moomins in Finland Part One

From July 27th to August 3rd I spent the week in Finland (if you didn’t know this already where have you been!?!). We got there at 11pm Finnish time so we just went straight to the hotel and watched the opening ceremony of the olympics. On Saturday, we woke up early and had a list of places I wanted to go to. The main priority for the day was finding out where sold the cheapest Moomin products, so off we went around Helsinki to the usual shops: Finlayson, The Moomin Shop, Stockmann, Sokos, K Citymarket etc.

 

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