One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how to get to Moominworld/Muumimaailma in Finland. It seems as though once people find out Moominvalley exists, they make it their life goal to visit (that includes me too). I found out about it six years ago when I was 14 and finally managed to go when I was 18.
I must fret that it isn’t a theme park as you know them to be. There are no rides. I personally think that would be awful if there were, because it is definitely a unique experience and the Finns are very proud of it. The best way to describe it is to say that they have built Moominvalley from the books/90s TV series.
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).
Hello all my fellow Moomin lovers! I have a LOT going on in my life right now, but I’m in the process of making Moomins the biggest part of my life soon. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do this yet, but the time has come where my health is not good enough to continue with my nursing studies.
I’m being very optimistic though and part of me thinks that all this has happened for a reason. In August/September 2011, just before I started university, I discovered that there were jobs available in the Moomin Shop in Covent Garden. The thought occurred to me that I should work there, but being from Manchester, I wasn’t prepared to move. I do regret not going for this, but I honestly couldn’t see myself working in a shop for the rest of my life. I want to create new things that people will be ecstatic about – just the way I am when I see new products released.