Travel Blogs from Saaremaa, Estonia

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Sareemaar Islands, Sareemaar, Estonia travel blog

Sareemaar Islands

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... beer with me as we watched the very late and long sunset. On Saturday I set of to explore the north coast of Saaremaa. I cycled over the causeway connecting Muhu and Saarema. It was a great feeling to be completely surrounded by the sea. Dozens of ...

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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... next 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 ...

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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The Island had us from the moment we got there. Sounds creepy, but it's true. We chose to venture 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 ...

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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Woke up early, caught the 8:15 ferry to Saaremaa, had a lovely breakfast on the boat. Quick detour on arrival to a very adorable glass workshop in Laugu where we picked up a couple of nice pieces and chatted in Russian (really, Motty did the chatting) ...

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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... bus took about another hour or so to get to Kuressaare, including driving across the causeway that now connects the islands of Muhu and Saaremaa. Kuressaare is a small town of around 14,000 people. I had booked a bed at the SYG Hostel, which was only a ...

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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... 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 a ...

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

... , so we were looking forward to exploring. From the top decks of the Black Watch we couldn’t see much of Saaremaa apart from dense pine forest on the shores of the sparkling Baltic sea.  We went down the gangway and boarded our ...

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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... snow yet but 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 ...

Kuressaare Castle, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

Kuressaare Castle

A travel blog entry by alcatrav

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... by the Soviet Army during the first occupation. Within the castle there is an interesting museum which documents the history of Saaremaa through the occupations and right back to Pagan times. In the basement there is also a Natural History museum where ...

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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... at the grocery store for some bananas and cheesy-baked hot dog buns on the way to 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 ...

ISLAND HOPPING, Kuressaare, Estonia travel blog

ISLAND HOPPING

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... acknowledged his side is like Man U, Steve: ya love 'em and everybody else hates 'em. We took the causeway to Saaremaa [unexcitingly translating to 'island of land']. This was our base for further touring over the next two days. My nodding off tour ...

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

... 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 bus out. A whole bunch of kids in beachwear were on the same bus but strangely they got off early. ...

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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... hotties, so I'm not complaining.  We set off to find another car rental agency and managed to get a 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 ...

Off to the islands, Saaremaa, Estonia travel blog

Off to the islands

A travel blog entry by frostyrunner

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... village first inhabited in the iron age. From here we took the causeway that links the island to the larger island of Saaremaa. Here we visited Kaali to see the meteorite crater. The meteorite fell 3000 years ago weighing 1000 tons and leaving quite a ...

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