Peter Wik

Peter Wik has been traveling the world since childhood. He has visited over 60 countries and some of them up to a hundred times. Peter is the owner of Relasian Travel & Event based in Stockholm, Sweden but constantly on the road. Peter is a foodie and loves to try new food around the world. Here he shares his favorite gems from places high and low around the world to make you go local yet being global. Peter lives in Stockholm and Paris.

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Menkicchi Ramen - considered one of the best ramens in Paris.

Menkicchi Ramen
Menkicchi is located on Rue St Anne not far from the Opera in Paris. 
Here in this small ramen restaurant with a pop decor made in Japan made out of manga and were you sit on Kirin beer barrels at small tables you find some of the best Ramen in Paris. 
Their miso ramen with home made noodles and some gyozas with that has reached some of the most famous food guides in France as the Gault & Millau guide. The meat is deliciously made, the broth is nice and thick and the noodles have a nice homemade texture. 
The staff is multilingual, nice and accomodating so you really feel welcome here.
Be early as the line can get long in the evening, like most restaurants on the Rue St Anne with all the Japanese and Corean restaurants here does. 

41 Rue Sainte Anne
75001 Paris

The meal on the picture will cost you 21 Euros. 


La Palette - A real Parisian Café in St Germain des Près, Paris

La Palette
La Palette is an institution in Paris. In St Germain close to the School of Arts you find this wonderful café. When you enter and sit down to have a coffee or a light meal you are surrounded by pieces of art offered by clients long time ago. The tables and chairs have been there "forever".
People come here to have breakfasts, lunch, coffee break, apero, dinner and then a drink late at night. 
I have been coming here since I was a student in Paris in the 1980s. Now I come to sit and read a book, enjoy an evening out with friends and sometimes to just sit down and do some work when needed. 
The terrace on the small square outside is wonderful on a sunny day!
A place not to miss when in Paris. 
And it does get very crowded!

La Palette

43 rue de la Seine - 75006 PARIS
Tel : +33 1 43 26 68 15


The blog is back again!

After some busy years and then Covid-19 this blog has not been updated. It has been difficult to travel and places have been closed and the time has been used to get the company to work. Thanks to great clients we are still doing good and travelling is slowly getting back.
People still askes me about advices for their travels, nice restaurants to visit, hidden places and cool local activities. Therefor I have decided to restart this blog. 
When you scroll down you will find the old suggestions. I have decided to keep them so I kindly as you to double check the information about the places, as that information is kind of old. However they can be a nice inspiration. 
Let's all hope that Covid-19 will soon be a memory and we can start to explore the world again. 
Picture taken in the Peruvian Amazon Dec 2021.


Ghibli Museum in Tokyo

Picture by: Tomi Mäkitalo

Ghibli studios are the creators of some of Japan's most amazing animated films, such as Totoro, Spirited Away and Kiki. The studio has won several awards for its beautiful films. In 2001, the Ghibli Museum, located a bit outside Tokyo, was opened dedicated to the studios movies.. The museum is influenced by European architecture and the building itself is part of the exhibition. Already a bit from the museum you can see the big robot from "Laputa Castle in the Sky", which is the museum's own guardian. At the entrance you are warmly greeted to this imaginative museum by Totoro. Once inside the museum there are both permanent exhibitions based on their own films, but there are also several temporary exhibitions during the year. The motto of the museum is "Let's become a child again", which has influenced the entire exhibition to have a child-friendly and playful impression. Tickets for the Ghibli Museum must be booked one month in advance.

 Please visit their website for more information,


Molise - the best kept secret in Italy



If you want to discover a still unexplored part of Italy, travel to Molise!
Molise is one of Italy's smallest and most authentic regions. You find Molise on the Italian east coast and borders to Abruzzo in the north and Puglia in the south. Even though the area is small, there is a lot to explore, medieval villages, archeological sites, the Matese mountains, where you can ski in the winter, and of course the Adriatic Sea and it’s clear water.

My friend Karin Bergqvist lives in the medieval village Ripabottoni where she runs a small and very nice B&B with a beautiful garden. The village is quiet with breathtaking views, people are warm, friendly, curious and eager to help.

In the village you find a couple of grocery stores, a pharmacy, a butcher, a post office and a couple of nice bars, one with a small trattoria. Almost every day farmers come to the village to sell their vegetables and fruits and once a week the fishermen come from the coast to sell their fish.

Karin wants her guests to explore and get a feel of the region, it’s rich history, culture and traditions, food and wine. She gladly gives you advice on where to go and what to see and she organizes cooking classes, wine tastings and visits to farms to taste the locally produced cheese, salsiccia, olive oil and truffle products and much more.

Please visit for more information or contact Karin directly on

Art & Breakfast B&B
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 50
860 40 Ripabottoni (CB)
Tel. +39 377 954 69 55


Soup Stock Tokyo - A great healthy & good priced meal

Dinner cheap Soup

SOUP STOCK TOKYO has since it's opening 1999 in Odaiba, Tokyo is constantly expanding in Japan. It is a great way to eat a light lunch or dinner in Japan. Here you get a soup, a curry with rice and a drink for 1290 Yen ( 11 US  dollars)  and that is their most pricy meal. You can chose from many different soups. On the picture you can see a lobster bisque. a chicken & tomato curry with a fresh ginger drink.
The decoration is simple lines with concrete with light wood.
One place to visit Soup Stock Tokyo is a the Shinjuku station South Exit next to Flags shopping building.


Were to eat ice cream in Firenze - Italy?

Firenze Icecream
When in Italy you just cant stop to eat ice cream, can you?
In Firenze the 2 best places to enjoy Italian ice cream are the following;

Gelateria S. Trinita, Piazza Frescobaldi, 50125 Firenze
This place is in my opinion number 1. Located by the Arno river this place is always full of people.

Grom, V.d Campanile An V d Ocho
This is a chain but has fantastic ice cream as well. Can be found all over Italy and in Paris as well.

This is original ice creams that are not full of artificial things and just full of sugar that so many of the ice cream places are in Italy now Enjoy!