Travelling Temaricious: Helsinki, Finland ❷

ENGLISH FOLLOWS BELOW

旅するテマリシャス:ヘルシンキ(フィンランド)❷

旅の宿はAirbnbを取っていた。そう、いわゆる民泊というもの。ヘルシンキの宿はインテリア雑誌に登場するような想像通りの北欧スタイル。娘さんがにこやかに迎え入れてくれて、初めてのイギリスでのホームステイを思い出す。

In Helsinki, I booked a room on Airbnb for the first time experience.  The flat was very clean and neatly arranged as if it is in an interior magazine, just like I imagined for Nordic style. Landlady’s daughter welcomed me warmly and it brought me back a memory of the time I first stayed in an English family in York.

 

広々とした部屋、高い天井はミニマム東京ハウス事情からするとため息ものだ。

High celling and spacious room are what only few can have in Tokyo.

手まり置いてみる。(テマリスト的には遊びの一種)

Let’s see how Temari looks like in my bed room…

あら、まるでここにあったかのように北欧インテリアに馴染む。

Not too bad. It looks like as if it has been a part of this room before I came.

さて、街へ。ヘルシンキといえばこちら。

Now off to the city. Meeting friends who are arriving from Latvia and we are heading to THE places in Helsinki.


アラビアは前回訪れた8年前とは違ってファクトリーアウトレットのようなお買い物はできなくなっていて少し残念。でも8年前とは違い色見本に興味100倍増しになっている自分を発見。何が起こるかわからないですね、8年前の自分に言いたい。

It was little disappointing to not be able to bargain hunt like 8 years ago. Instead I enjoyed colour charts(?), which I did not notice then. You never know how your interest change.


さて、次はマリメッコ本社へ。

Next stop is Marimekko.

アウトレットではまず社員食堂でランチ。全部マリメッコ。スープからデザートまで好きな分だけとって良いバイキングスタイル。さすが北欧。。。。さすがマリメッコ。テーブルの上、全部マリメッコ。社員さんの洋服も2人に1人はマリメッコ。

It is the factory shop + the headquarters. Anyone can have lunch among the staff at their canteen. You can have as much as you like on your plate from the buffet that offer from soup to desert.

This is how the table look like. ALL Marimekko.


手まりはいつも一緒の旅のお供。

I just wondered how Temari looks like in Marimekko world.

マリメッコで買ったお皿はこちら。小さな旅土産。

This is a plate I bought.

夕飯は夜は街の真ん中の公園でピクニック。ラトビアの民芸市で買った籠が早速大活躍。酒のつまみは夜がふけない白夜な世界とゆかいな手芸仲間たちとの会話。

Dinner was on the green. There is a perfect park for this in the centre of the city and suited the basket from Latvia! The long day made us enjoy fully the conversation  about about this trip, handcrafting etc. over Finish beer we managed to buy before the time limit. (You are not allowed to purchase alcohol drink after 9pm )

夜、宿に帰宅後、フィンランドの温泉やサウナの話でお家の方と盛り上がり、そのままサウナの予約をとるという、また旅ならではの嬉しい展開へ。明日は噂のフィンランドサウナだ〜。

After I got back I met the landlady. She was lovely person and while we talked about Finnish sauna and Japanese hot spring, we ended up booking a new sauna in Helsinki! I had seen many times people jumping in to the sea water during sauna. I was excited that I was going to experience it… What a unexpected surprise!

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