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Travel Blogs from Tallinn
Drove to the city to catch the 7.30 am ferry to Talinn in Estonia. Always wanted to go there. One and a half hour trip, very smooth. Walked into the UNESCO listed old city, after seeing ugly concrete remains of some Russian buildings, very tatty. Old city is peaceful and slightly decaying-looking. Art work in the botanical gardens close to the old city walls. Went to look at St. Olaf's church, once the ...
... one was called the long leg and there was a huge boot on the wall to note its entrance. The other was called the short leg. It was only about 100 feet away.
The city walls were still intact, and there was a flower market at the entrance to the main gate. There was also large Maritime Museum with 3 floors. On the top was an observation platform with a great view of the harbour and towns. Somehow we missed our tour bus and had to hitch a ride with another tour ...
... equipped with restaurants, bars, a stage, shopping centre and many levels of cabins. That evening we cruised the Baltic Sea to Stockholm in 3m-6m seas, making the voyage a little bumpy and making us a little weary-eyed the next day for our jam packed day in the Swedish capital. Most of our time in the city was spent in the Vasa Museum, dedicated to a 17th century warship that had been salvaged 300 years after it sank just after leaving the port. This was ...
... ferry ride across to stock up on booze), as well as having a cruise ship port.
Tallinn marks a landmark for me: the last of the Baltic countries and the end of eastern Europe. After this, it's just Scandinavia, then I'm done. The setting sun felt poignant.
I've taken to scribbling small maps into my little orange notebook. I've found it's just easier to draw where I'm supposed to be going, rather than try to make sense of something like, "off bus, turn left, go ...
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5 MALAYSIA 28 DAYS
6 VIETNAM 30 DAYS
7 DENMARK 02 DAYS
8 NORWAY 05 DAYS
9 SINGAPORE 05 DAYS
10 UAE 16 DAYS
11 LAOS 05 DAYS
12 INDIA 14 DAYS
13 ESTONIA 04 DAYS
14 QATAR 03 DAYS
15 FINLAND 04 DAYS