Travel Blogs from Kuressaare, Estonia

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Saaremaa - pilgrimage to the old family homestead, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Saaremaa - pilgrimage to the old family homestead

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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... depot was no longer required and was now just a collection of deserted sheds and repair bays.  I poked around the empty building for a little while and then made my way to the bus stop to catch the bus back to Kuressaare and then on to Tallinn. ...

Second island : Saaremaa, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Second island : Saaremaa

A travel blog entry by thorgal67

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... bus from there. We were lucky and it worked, and about one hour later we were on our way to the capital of Saaremaa, Kuressaare. Population : 16,200. More information : www.saaremaa.ee We first had a look at a nice Lutheran church and had lunch in a ...

Estonian Islands - Kuressaare, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Estonian Islands - Kuressaare

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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Kuresaarre is the capital of Saaremaa - the big, windy island off the coast of Estonia. The rebuilt Kuresaarre castle is complete with double moat, symmetrical towers and a spiky portcullis dangling at an alarming angle over the bolted wooden doors. It is ...

A Dumb and Dumber moment – starring us, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

A Dumb and Dumber moment – starring us

A travel blog entry by lyndshane

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... -like streets and getting lost in the maritime-rich residential areas. The town’s centrepiece is the aptly-named Kuressaare Castle, a 13th century fortress founded to protect the Island’s trading interests – we found it remains ...

Kuressaare - Estonia, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare - Estonia

A travel blog entry by roamingmonk

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Saaremaa really is 'old Estonia'.  A sizeable island off the north west coast, just south of Finland, during Russian occupation the island was 'off limits' and as a result the island has changed little for decades.  It really does have the ...

Sareema, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Sareema

A travel blog entry by amaddocks

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On the island Sareema, I found a small hostel located within a school. I was the only person I saw staying there. A beautiful little place, not very touristy at all. Most tourist are local and I think all would have cars, as when I tried getting around ...

Island Hopping in Estonia, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Island Hopping in Estonia

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian

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... finished packing and made my way once again to the bus station. Today I'm off to the island of Saaremaa and the town of Kuressaare. It was unfortunately still raining when I checked out of the hostel, but that’s what pack covers are for. ...

Kuressaare, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare

A travel blog entry by sherylmcdonald

Kuressaare, ...

Laid back, relaxing beach holiday, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Laid back, relaxing beach holiday

A travel blog entry by barbara9909

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July 4-6, 2014 - Kuressaare, Estonia July 4, 2014 - USA Independence Day was spent by me madly dashing about the Island of Saaremaa off the west coast of Estonia.  I had read of a few "must sees" in the Lonely Planet guide book and so I wanted to get ...

Majáky a krátery, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Majáky a krátery

A travel blog entry by mechiko

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Ráno jsou ve městě místní trhy, což není nic pro nás. Vyrážíme na maják na nejzápadnější cíp ostrova. Po troše nezbytného bloudění ...

Meteorite Craters & buses in bars., Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Meteorite Craters & buses in bars.

A travel blog entry by hoggs

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I'm thinking there are no such things as clouds in Estonia...I've not seen one! Serious! This morning was spent at the Kaali crater. Kaali is a group of 9 meteorite craters with the biggest being aprx 110m is diameter. It looked pretty cool as I've ...

Saarema Island, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Saarema Island

A travel blog entry by raquel_antonio

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A day in Kuressaare on Saaremaa island, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

A day in Kuressaare on Saaremaa island

A travel blog entry by frostyrunner

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... manager was our local guide who toured us around the highlights of this town working to become a resort town.. We went through the Kuressaare Fortress built in 14th century and best preserved in the baltics. It had one of the best museums of the all the ...

Island of Saaremaa, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Island of Saaremaa

A travel blog entry by alexandra_day

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... I know it'll only be a month or so before the first snow comes.  So the island of Saaremaa isn't very populated (like all of Estonia) but it has several towns/ villages. We decided to see the island by bike so we all rented bikes and were off on an ...

Kuressaare Castle, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare Castle

A travel blog entry by alcatrav

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... been set up as they were originally such as the lion pit complete with a recording of roars playing. Heading back in to central Kuressaare we stopped to look at the memorial to those fallen in the Estonian War of Independence. We had read about this in ...

Still dirty, but now also thirty, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Still dirty, but now also thirty

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... the bus station.  The bus to Saaremaa island actually goes onto a ferry that crosses over to the island.  Our arrival in Kuressaare was greeted by ... not much!  We dropped off our bags at the guesthouse and went to the TI for a ...

ISLAND HOPPING, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

ISLAND HOPPING

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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Staying beside a train station you get no more sleep than the first train in or out ie before 0600. Coolish nights but better than the other way around as the room unsurprisingly does not have a/c at this far northern latitude. Went out again into the ...

Kuressaare saraaaaa, whatever will be will be..., Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare saraaaaa, whatever will be will be...

A travel blog entry by hoggs

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... seas were being kind again. Phew! The 25min crossed went quick and so was the cuppa tea....much needed. We arrived in Kuressaare all good. First little trip was to the castle. It is pretty impressive and being renovated. Then it was the evening ...

Jarve Beach is Not the Best Beach on Saaremaa, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Jarve Beach is Not the Best Beach on Saaremaa

A travel blog entry by alcatrav

After a relaxed wake up we bought some picnic lunch and went to the library computers again to finish clearing our SD cards. Then it was the next bus to Jarve at 1140. Jarve was recommended in Lonely Planet as the best beach in Saaremaa and so we got the ...

Its hot, the food is good and the beer is cold!!, Saaremaa, Estonia travel blog

Its hot, the food is good and the beer is cold!!

A travel blog entry by travellingjen

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... musuem and a pub, so...)        I also caught the evening bus to Mandjala beach, west of Kuressaare, beautiful sandy white beach, wooden huts, warm water & fairly secluded. I finished my stay with a huge traditional meal ...

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Is "Panga Pank" the new "Hanky Panky"?

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... car.  Saaremaa isn't a very big island - we drove around the western side of the island for awhile, then headed back to Kuressaare for lunch.  We did a little bit of shopping before heading out to the southern end of the island.  It was a ...

Kuressaare, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare

A travel blog entry by jameslawler

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... . After chatting with the guy who works at the front desk of my hostel he informed me about a small town called Kuressaare which is on Estonia's largest island off the west coast. Apparently not too many backpackers head out this way so it sounded ...

Farting in general directions, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Farting in general directions

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian

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... While my hostel in Tallinn was in a quiet section of Old Town, you could still hear the low buzz of the city outside. But in Kuressaare it was silent after I had turned the light out. I slept a solid 7 and a half hours, only waking up because the blinds ...

The Baltics' best castle way out on this island, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

The Baltics' best castle way out on this island

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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Long but worthwhile trip to the best castle of the trip in this beautiful, old town. The Google Earth image is fuzzy, the the map pin is right on the castle. ...

EXPLORING THE BISHOP'S CASTLE, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

EXPLORING THE BISHOP'S CASTLE

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... involvement in WWII, leading up to independence. It wasn't a great castle as castles go but it was the core attraction in Kuressaare. Most of the exhibits were in English so no complaints on that score. Things finsihed up after 1300. Went with the German ...

The islands and the coast of Estonia, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

The islands and the coast of Estonia

A travel blog entry by ludtjes

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After visiting the north coast of Estonia before going to Tallinn, we continued along the coast for some 500 km more. Most was on the two biggest islands of Estonia. Of those we like especially Saaremaa, the biggest one very much. It was raw,, the road ...

Kuressaare: the Island Where Time Stood Still, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare: the Island Where Time Stood Still

A travel blog entry by jonathanfoster

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After a couple days in Tallinn I hopped a bus south to Kuressaari on the island of Saaremaa.  The ride involved a ferry crossing and the final stop in what seemed, at fist glance, like a dirty town.  Five minutes of walking revealed the much ...

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