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Welcome to the theme park of the Baltics, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Welcome to the theme park of the Baltics

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... trip. That`s right; I took the really (really, really) long way to get here from Riga, but I've arrived in Estonia`s capital. Tallinn's Old Town, like those of Vilnius's and Riga, is a charming enclosed area full of beautiful old buildings, cobblestones, ...

Around Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Around Tallinn

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... or if it's being simultaneously hosted in both places. I didn't ask. The guide also spent a bit of time discussing Estonia's recent history, both the German and Soviet occupation years, and the years since. Estonia's emergence as an independent state ...

Another Day in Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Another Day in Tallinn

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... is this beautiful multi domed cathedral called Alexander Nevsky cathedral ans it is dated back to the 1800s while the Russians occupied Estonia.      For the later part of the morning I went to the local market located next to the ...

Cobbled Stone old Town, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Cobbled Stone old Town

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... result the percentage of the ethnic Estonian population drops.  In 1991 at the time of the collapse of Soviet Union, Estonia declared independence, the Estonian citizen sang patriotic songs, formed a human line from Tallinn all the way to Vilnius ...

One Hot Estonian Summer, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

One Hot Estonian Summer

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... picked up some picnic fixings for lunch, including bread, cheese, fruit, and these mini-cheesecake type snacks that are popular in Estonia and other Baltic countries. We had a makeshift picnic lunch in the park with the city walls in the background. Not ...

Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Tallinn

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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Hello! So after setting off from Goole at 2am to get to stanstead for the 4.45am check in (!!!) we borded our sleazyjet plane to Tallinn. 2h35 minutes and yes it was full of people going on stag weekends, but we all managed to get some kip. Bus ...

Belle of the East, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Belle of the East

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... to be everywhere.It amazed me that these 12th century buildings stood strong through so much history. I did not visit Estonia's museum but I imagine the horrors of deportations to Siberia, killing people suspected of being disloyal to the government and ...

Tallinn capital of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Tallinn capital of Estonia

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... their own currency, not Euros yet. Estonia's is the Kroon (EEK). Their resources are oil, shale and forestry and Estonia manufactures textiles, petrochemicals and fertilizers. Their main agriculture is barley, potatoes and oats. We saw the biggest fungus ...

Waterfalls, forest, beaches, and a folk festival, Lahemaa National Park, Estonia travel blog

Waterfalls, forest, beaches, and a folk festival

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... , this ain't. On the other hand, the falls were small enough that you could walk all the way behind and above them. Actually, Estonia is quite a flat country. There are some small hills in the south, but the north makes for ideal cycling territory. (Not ...

Estonians are amazing, Tullin, Estonia travel blog

Estonians are amazing

A travel blog entry by catters

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The streets of Estonia's capital Tallin are beautiful, actually the whole old town and its people are amazing.  It was just wonderful place to stroll the beautiful streets of this amazing town, the locals always so friendly and willing to ...

Mother Russia Calls, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Mother Russia Calls

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... horror stories of culture shocks, language barriers, and toliet fun and games. But it's all good - it's why we're here. Estonia, by the way, is lovely. Although I do feel a little over-saturated with beautifully quaint medieval towns, and feel that ...

Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Tallinn

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... the last few months, a little about the countries and the EU and a lot about myself. Now when I hear countries such as Estonia being mentioned I will certainly pay much more attention. I think in general most people are glad to be in the EU and ...

Day 196 - deep and meaningful, End of the Trans Mongolian, Russia travel blog

Day 196 - deep and meaningful

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... however but I just don't know if I have the imagination and the capability to express it on that side of the writing divide. Damn niggling doubts... Well, better wrap this up and head off to Estonia now. See - another deadline met in the nick of ...

Welcome to the Boomtown., Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Welcome to the Boomtown.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Arriving in Tallinn on the ferry from Stockholm early Wednesday morning, and with just over 24 hours until our flight to Vilnius, there was no time to loose. We had booked a hotel room in the photogenic old town, and after dropping off our tiny bags ...

Happy Australia Day!, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Happy Australia Day!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... some strange things going on here? We then jumped on the efficient Metro and caught the Eurolines bus across to Tallinn, Estonia. The border crossing was pretty quick for Russian standards, only taking about two hours. Arriving in Tallinn around 10pm ...

Vinny's Vision, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Vinny's Vision

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Hello Again Fresh from the Switzerland update and a night spent sleeping well in the 'shut for the summer' school classroom, I thought it was time again for my view on the last part of our European journey before heading off to Mother Russia ...

Tallin - Home to Eurovision 2002, Tallin, Estonia travel blog

Tallin - Home to Eurovision 2002

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Wow, Tallin, finally. After a 14 hour delay at Charles De Gualle airport and an unscheduled night stopover in Stockholm (don't ask) we finally have arrived in the first country where we're actually going to have to backpack and stay in a hostel, ...

Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Tallinn

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Tallinn was nice, despite the weather. WeŽd were expecting plenty of drunk Brittish men on stag parties, but were pleased not to encounter any, probably because we were there mid week. There were however lots of strip clubs. The hotel we stayed in was ...

Eastern Europe Begins, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Eastern Europe Begins

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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As it turned out we saw Nutcraker at the ballet in St Petersberg, the dancing and band couldn't be faulted, it was really fabulous. My favourite where these two little girls who danced as little angels, now more than about 3.5 years old these two little ...

Sareemaar Islands, Sareemaar, Estonia travel blog

Sareemaar Islands

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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The last few days of my cycle trip have been very enjoyable, perfect weather, beautiful countryside and sociable evenings. Estonia is a country I will definitely visit again. It has such a relaxed atmosphere, the people are genuinely polite and ...

road trip !, Tartu, Estonia travel blog

road trip !

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... discovered we had left the hatch open at about 3am! a bit chilly...... Last day in the car.... took a leisurely drive out of Estonia into Latvia, one more stamp in the passport. Latvie was very similar to estonia which was fine by us. Stopped for the ...

Haapsalu - just one of those days, Haapsalu, Estonia travel blog

Haapsalu - just one of those days

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... goose chase for internet services which almost resulted in us missing the bus back to Tallinn. Mulled wine and a big meal at Estonia's first pub, the peculiarly named but great value Hell Hunt was the only real reward for a trying day. No doubt ...

Tallinn Was the Plan All Along, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Tallinn Was the Plan All Along

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... are more bewitching than the one we're in right now. When Ellen and I last visited the Baltics, we took a pass on Estonia because there wasn't a reliable train service to Tallinn, the capital. I'd been kicking myself for the past five years for stubbornly ...

Classic Old Town. The 1st of many, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Classic Old Town. The 1st of many

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality - Samuel Johnson · Tallinn, Estonia. · Prague time +1hr · Days to get to Prague - 6 The unknown I'll freely admit I knew very little of what to expect from the Baltic States of ...

More Baltics, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

More Baltics

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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You know, these two day trips kill me. Up early, run around places for two days, late night flight back to London, four hours sleep, and then work. As much as I say I've got to stop it, I know I won't, but every now and then, I take an extra day, and ...

Tallinn - getting medieval on my ass, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Tallinn - getting medieval on my ass

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... it was well worth the wait. Because this is a magnificent little city, home to half a million educated and urbane residents (Estonia has a population of 1.5 million) and some stunning medieval cityscapes that blew my mind as I walked around town. I don't ...

Old Town Tallin, Tallin, Estonia travel blog

Old Town Tallin

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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We arrived bright and early to Tallin after a 1am border crossing (lucky they let Kate through really as she looked so grumpy and half asleep!). We ended up staying in the most beautiful apartment while we were here complete with kitchen and our own ...

Back in the (Former) USSR !, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Back in the (Former) USSR !

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Only here for the night. Nothing ...

Student Towns, Yellow Submarines and GTs, Tartu, Estonia travel blog

Student Towns, Yellow Submarines and GTs

A travel blog entry by catters

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Following the turn around that was Tallin it has been onto Tartu, Estonia's student capital. From our arrival, immediate pub crawl, and massive night at a beer hall made from an old ammunitions dump carved into a mountain, we have dominated this town. ...

Medieval bliss, Tallinn, Estonia travel blog

Medieval bliss

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... , but for me, it's the old city that steals the show. The gem in Tallinn's eye, the reason why you should visit Estonia (you does not mean drunken stag party). The old city is a combination of 14th and 15th century spires, cobbles, alleys and courtyards. ...

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