Published: July 1st 2012July 1st 2012
I started off my final full day in Tallinn with a well earned earl grey and a pastry of some description (possibly apple) in a nice little cafe. It was 9.30 and it was 22degrees already. I discovered that my legs also got burnt but in patches so it looks like I am suffering from some skin disease (clearly factor 50+ isn't good enough).
I then made my way to the train station to get a bus to the open air museum. It was very nice here. They had historic buildings such as houses, school, chapel, farm house, wind mills that had been transported into this massive sprawling complex with loads of paths and tall trees. And insects. There was a lovely view over the sea too. All the staff were in period costume and I even saw a traditional Estonia dance. Then to top it off I stopped by the Kolu Korts - an old wooden travern and had some barley porridge with a slice of rye bread. Cheap and cheerful. This is currently the winner of the cheapest cup of tea coming in at 1 Euro 10 Cents (90p).
The porridge was enough to give me that postprandial dip so I napped by accident on the bus back. Then I ventured to the Estonian History museum in the lovely 'Great Guild' building with rather odd displays on the exhibition 'Spirit of Survival'. They asked different questions such as 'Is Estonia known in the rest of the world?' and 'Have Estonians been happy in their own land?' (The answer to which is no, apparently they are one of the least happy in Europe). There was a great military section downstairs which was spoilt when a man, a grown man, of about 60, walked past me and farted. Didn't even try hide it. Ha.
I then went for a snack. At least I thought it would be - Kompressor is a cafe that sells pancakes. I had a honey and banana one and half way through I thought it was going to defeat me. But I soldiered on. (I have actually realised most of what I talk about is food related...). Then I listened to some jazz in the square and have now come back to the hostel to shower as I smell of suncream and sweat which is pleasent. There's 2 hours to the game and I am debating where to watch it. C'mon Spain! (But Italy will win).