Day 31 Tallinn, Estonia


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August 27th 2018
Published: August 28th 2018
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We arrive in Tallinn Harbour
After our high paced tour of St Petersburg, it was good to relax in our Princess Anastasia cabin for 18 hours as we travelled to Helsinki (arriving at 7:30 am) and then onto Tallinn in Estonia arriving at 12:00 pm. We had priority exit so we were whisked through Estonian customs at 12:30 pm and walked with our luggage around 1 km through the twisted cobblestoned streets of Old Town Tallinn. After checking into our Hotel on Munga Sreet we wen exploring the medieval town of Tallin. Old Town Tallinn remains untouched with most of the buildings dating back to 14th and 15th centuries. Many parts of the original Old town wall are still standing but there is only a 320 meter section that people can walk on top of with the remainder of the wall converted to restaurants and hotels.

We spent most of the day wandering around the twisted streets taking in the atmosphere. Tallinn is a tourist bus destination so there were thousands of tourists filling the streets and alfesco restaurants. It’s pretty amazing the think how many generations of people would have stepped through the cobblestones streets before us. There is a main square (Raekoja Plats)
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We say goodbye to our cabin on the Princess Anastasia in Tallinn
which is similar to a square we were in in Belgium last year which was circled with alfreco dining. But in the late evening, we decided on a medieval dining experience in an old church without electricity. We ordered Ox Rib and Meat Broth without any utensils apart from a dagger provided for Andrew’s Ox Rib. Tish had to fish gherkins out of a barrel with a forked prong to put in her soup. This dining experience may not be for all and having to clear you table at the end just added to to the medieval experience Under candlelight.

After cheking out the sights under electric light, we returned to the hotel for some much needed rest.


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Narrow nook down the side of Sy Catherines Church in Tallinn
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Other end of the narrow nook running alongside St Catherines Church
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Tish climbs the stairs out of a basement craft shop in Tallinn
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Tish in front of the 320 meter section of Town Wall that can be walked
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Another view of the old town wall
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Some medieval dudes still walking around Tallinn in the 21st century
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Tish in a typical Old Town Tallinn street
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Andrew strikes up a conversation with a local in Tallinn
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Typical Old Town Tallinn street scene
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One of the towers at the town wall perimeter
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Main drag in Old Town Tallinn
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Tish checks out a menu in a small alleyway
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Part of the old town Wall in Tallin
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Raekoja Plats Square
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Tish fishes for gherkins in our medieval restaurant
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Tish “drinks” her medieval broth in the medieval restaurant
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Andrew knaws through his ox rib in the medieval restaurant
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Tish surveys some Tallinn goodies through a shop window
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Tish in front of the tower gates to Old town Tallinn


31st August 2018

hi
Very interesting place, like how you experience different ideas, tea by candlelight !

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