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