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... and had a good free walk around.
Tallinn history is surprisingly very interesting with very little indepedence but many stories- all told by a nice Estonian- she also taught us some important vocabulary!!
Then we went for a stroll with our room mate through the first old town of many! We found some saucy statues hidden in a park :\
Then we headed ...
... Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which loom over the whole city. The Town Square markets are full of Baltic amber, woolen and felt hats, jumpers, scarves and shoes as well as juniper products. I restrain myself with the reminder that I have to carry everything I buy all around Europe.
We spend the morning on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus to see Tallinn and its outskirts. Estonia’s more recent history of Russian and ...
... the Old Town. It is easily identifiable by the large round tower (Fat Margaret) and the archway through the stone defensive walls (the Great Coastal Gate).
Once inside, we spend our time wandering and meandering around the sights and attractions on offer. It is a truly amazing place and one could well spend days exploring all the nooks and crannies without tiring of the task.
Whilst there was a multitude of eateries the most fascinating we found was ...
... the main dishes (without the side dishes) and prepared us for the nightlife of Tallinn.
Outside the restaurant there was a man trying be the fire master, by playing with sticks on fire and spitting fire. During his interesting show he slipped and fell and nearly caught fire. I think it was more the effect of the petroleum which he has in his mouth the whole evening.
Time for the nightlife! Initially we went to a nice bar with live music, Gusto bar. Nice place, nice ...
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We left beautiful Riga yesterday morning for a long drive in the
coach. Unfortunately about half of the bus came down with some
dreadful flu virus quite suddenly including myself and Barb. This
led to a symphony of coughing on the bus, with those affected
wondering who the culprit was that infected us all. Those not yet
affected will be lucky ...