Japan

This is Roihuvuori, not Harajuku!

Hanami Festival in Helsinki

A few months ago, a classmate in my Swedish class mentioned that a Hanami (Japanese for “flower-viewing”) Festival will take place on May 18th, at the Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park, in the outskirts of Helsinki. To be honest, I don’t really care much about flowers, unless it’s my wife’s birthday or our wedding anniversary. Then I’d better care about flowers, otherwise I might end up sleeping on the sofa for the rest of the year.

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Hokkaido dog

Travel theme: Close-up

Here is my entry for Ailsa’s this week’s travel theme “Close-up”:

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Udon soup with vegetables

I prepared this simple udon soup last evening, and it was such a huge success! Big thanks to Andrea Giang for this super tasty recipe!

Udon soup with vegetables

Udon soup with vegetables