Travel Blogs from Muhu, Estonia

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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 ...

Our first island : Muhu, Muhu, Estonia travel blog

Our first island : Muhu

A travel blog entry by thorgal67

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... THAT small... We left Ele after a breakfast that consisted of porridge and apples, and took a bus to Kuivastu Harbour on Muhu island. Prices in Estonia are no longer as low as they used to be in "Eastern Europe" but bus tickets and ferry prices are ...

Saaremaa, Saaremaa, Estonia travel blog

Saaremaa

A travel blog entry by johnheywood

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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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On the weekend I took a trip to Saaremaa, a large island to the west of Estonia where my grandparents originally lived.  After spending a morning walking around Kuresaare, the main town in Saaremaa, I took a taxi to Piila, a tiny hamlet in the middle ...

Family church and house photos, Piila, Estonia travel blog

Family church and house photos

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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Second island : Saaremaa, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Second island : Saaremaa

A travel blog entry by thorgal67

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We cleaned the summerhouse and got fresh wood for the sauna. Then we went to the bus stop, and we waited and waited and waited...until a minivan drove by, stopped 100 meters further, waited 10 seconds and then drove off again. It was only later that we ...

Meteorite Craters, Kaali, Estonia travel blog

Meteorite Craters

A travel blog entry by thorgal67

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We got up really early, ate some sandwiches and went to the bus station. There we met Piret, her parents and grandmother who were there to say goodbye to Piret who was going back to Tallinn to take a flight for Brussels where she lives now. We took 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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... to the lesser explored Saaremaa Island to get a taste of Estonian island life, a culture we’d heard was the true 'old Estonia’. With the total island population of under 36,000 spread over an area 3.5 times the size of Calgary, we were pretty ...

Anybody wanna HitchHike ?, Muhu, Estonia travel blog

Anybody wanna HitchHike ?

A travel blog entry by thorgal67

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... were many dragon flies, so we had a great time taking macro shots of them. We walked up to another Orthodox church (most of Muhu was converted to the Russian-Orthodox religion) and finally had some luck because we got a lift to the cliffs. Well, we ...

Gravel roads, scenic? Not so much., Sőru, Hiiumaa, Estonia travel blog

Gravel roads, scenic? Not so much.

A travel blog entry by mklots

... jaunt and ferry ride to Hiiumaa - leisurely bike around Hiiumaa, with short visits to the only operating thatch roof church in Estonia with a lovely cemetery and supposedly scenic views of a long splint (?) of rocks extending into the sea (and then ...

Leisurely touring, butts healing, much better, Kuresaare, Saaremaa, Estonia travel blog

Leisurely touring, butts healing, much better

A travel blog entry by mklots

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... the ground," (aka, a 100 meter meteor crater, called a meteoriidkraater in Estonian...really, check out my awesome Estonia skiiilliids). Motty also accidentally ordered an alcoholic beverage at lunch, which could have proved disastrous for the afternoon ...

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 ...

Kuressaare, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare

A travel blog entry by sherylmcdonald

Kuressaare, ...

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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Saaremaa and Singing, Saaremaa, Estonia travel blog

Saaremaa and Singing

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe

We were up at 7.30 this morning as we had to be ready to go on an excursion at 8.30am around the island of Saaremaa, off the Estonian mainland. Saaremaa is a new port to us, so we were looking forward to exploring. From the top decks of the Black ...

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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A big sleep in this morning as we did't leave until 1000 for our tour of Kuessaare.. The hotel 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 ...

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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... it a bit odd anyway. The bus took around 3.5 hours and we got to get off it when we got on the ferry to Muhu. Between Muhu and Saaremaa there is a long causeway. Over the journey we managed to listen to the entirety of Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf albums ...

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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Today I turn 30 ... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh well, what do you do?  At least I'm turning 30 while doing what I love to do.  And I must admit that celebrating a birthday in Europe for the 3rd year in a row is pretty cool.  ...

ISLAND HOPPING, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

ISLAND HOPPING

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... its people historically based on being postmen for the conquerors of the day. The site museum at the end had the evolution of the Muhu Island female attire, some thinking the 'no camera' sign must have been an alien inscription. It was hot by the time we ...

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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Today's agenda kicked off with a trip to Hotel Virus where the KGB were secretly stationed on the 23rd floor. They left in a hurry when the USSR collapsed, leaving a lot of surveillance equipment behind. It was amazing to see how much was bugged in the ...

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 ...

Second and third island3, Saaremaa, Estonia travel blog

Second and third island3

A travel blog entry by tommmartens

We took a small small road as it was evening and time to stop. We saw an even smaller road and Mara went to have a look. She came back happily waving her hands, it was a dream of a campplace at the sea-side: and old little harbour with a bench and a ...

lost on an island..., Saaremaa, Estonia travel blog

lost on an island...

A travel blog entry by fabien

monday morning we left to that popular island in estonia called Saaremaa. we slept in marii´s aunt place 15 km west of kuressare, the "capital". Marii learnt us tat onthe island there are wolves, bears, etc... but we have seen the biggest mosquitos of ...

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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After a four hour journey from Tallinn (Including a wee ferry trip!!) I was in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa Island. Upon arrival it appeared to be a slightly dusty and unfriendly town, but after finding a place to drop my stuff and go out for a ...

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

A travel blog entry by pwong

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I had some trouble sleeping last night - I was coughing and wheezing all night long, and couldn't really breathe.  Perhaps my body is breaking down now that I'm 30!  Mary Moment #22:  Mary screamed in the middle of the night, scaring the ...

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