Travel Blogs from Tallinn
Today, the weather in Tallinn was substantially better. It was nice and sunny and a great deal warmer. Sure, it was only 45, but compared to yesterday it may as well have been 70. We even found some sun chairs to lounge on for a few minutes to take in some rays.
We first stopped by the now-open Old Town Pharmacy (the "Raeapteek") which is the oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe. It's unknown when it was founded, but the earliest ...
... to the lookout was a really pretty building with onion domes called Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. We think that it was another Orthodox Cathedral. We were not allowed to take pictures inside this place but it was very ornately decorated with a ton of gold and pictures of saints.
We realized that we had seen most of the buildings on the outer ring of the city (at least the ones that interested us). Instead of heading to the center of town we decided to make the ...
... in these excurions as Tallinn is on the cruise ship favourite ports list. Whilst we were there the Queen Victoria and a couple of equally large ships called in for the day.
We appreciated why tourists come to Tallinn. The Old Town is well preserved (restored is probably a better word, after the Russians "liberated" the city in 1944 whilst ...
I did end up spending the next few days really just being in transit to Tallinn, Estonia. Friday 31 May 2013: I checked out of my hostel, feeling a little bit more well that morning, which was good news. I caught up with my carpooling dude in the early afternoon and made my way to Bremen. Fairly uneventful. Checked into my new hostel, found some yummy Turkish food, had a shower, went to bed. Saturday 1 June 2013: Another day spent almost all in transit, but with a few funny ...
... the hostel as I had to spend some time planning some onward travel.
That night I was getting ready to sleep when in walked my only roommate, with his first words to me something along the lines of 'oh I thought you were going to be cool but, nah we can't be friends'. I'm thinking, what, who is this guy? Then he says he's from Calgary and was just joking as he saw I was wearing a Canucks tshirt!
He then says, wanna go out to this bar the hostel told me ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking