I visited Tampere that located between two lakes; Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, with my friends. According to Wikipedia, Tampere is the second-largest urban area and third most-populous individual municipality in Finland, after Helsinki and Espoo municipalities. It’s also the most populous Finnish city outside the Greater Helsinki area and a major urban, economic, and cultural hub for central Finland.
We visited the city from end of September to October 2nd, it was just held Tampere Day. There are many shops and a lot of foods, clothes, goods and accessories were sold. Finland is about Salmon soup for me, so we tried it. We felt it was more tasty because the day was pretty cold. Then, we bought honeys. We could try honeys in the shop, so we tried a lot and bought a lot. I thought it was cheaper that we bought in my country. And then, I bought socks as well because I thought that if I wear it, I must get warm. The thought is still correct, I think. It was good and rare experience for us because we’ve never seen such stores in our country.
I think Finland is about Moomin as well. So, we visited Moomin museum. When we get there, we were surprised that there are a lot of guidances even for our country. Therefore we could experience Moomin world and Moomin culture in our mother tongue. Because that, we could enjoy more, I think. I the museum, many original paintings were displayed. And, a lot of Moomin goods and accessories were sold in the shop of the museum. We bought a lot as souvenir and gift for friends.
But I think most fun thing is night in the hostel. In the hostel, many candies, snacks and drinks are available for free. We enjoyed them with beers and talked all night. The room we stayed is for four persons. This means the room is only for us. I don’t know why, but I got excited. I hope we’ll stay the hostel again.
We really hope go to Tampere again when it’s warm days.
Written By Shun Miura