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Europe » Estonia » Tallinn August 17th 2003

A fast ferry ride away from Helsinki is Tallinn. Capital of Estonia. The city has two faces. Move away from the city center and you see concrete blocks of houses, old Soviet style. Stay in the old town, and you find yourself in a medieval city. I prefer the latter, so frolic around on the cobble stoned streets along the old city wall. On the top of a hill stands the Alexandr Nevsky cathedral. It’s magnificent. The hike up is worth it. But, after all it’s just a building, and my time is limited. So I head back down to the old narrow streets and squares. The summery weather probably helps, but it’s difficult not to like the place. On one of the small and crowded squares two teenage girls dressed in medieval clothes are standing ... read more

Europe » Estonia » Tallinn July 17th 2003

I had no idea what to expect of Tallin. I had seen a few images in the magazine that I got from the consulate, and a couple browsing in book shops. What I found in reality has blown me away. A friendly beautiful city, full of churches, a vibrant nightlife and cheap though rising prices. I recommend getting here as quickly as possible before it becomes expensive. The old town - where I have spent all my time so far is a very compact, hilly and windy charming area. It abounds with bars and cafes, and to be honest lots of tourists. I can't tell where most are from but I think predominantly German and Scandinavian. All around the city, the once boarded up and battered buildings are being restored to what must have been their ... read more
Domed Cathederal
Inside the Domed Cathederal
Beautiful Streets

Europe » Estonia » Tallinn August 22nd 2001

The Baltic Kristina. Took the ship to Estonia from Sweden. Only not long after did we find out the sister ship sunk.... read more




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