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Had a very good night's sleep. I woke up a few times (I'm hoping more to do with being a different place & timezone rather than my recent bout of early morning insomnia) but managed to get at least 9-10 hours of shuteye. Which isn't surprising given how tired I was last night. Got up before 9 and had some breakfast provided by the hostel (yay …
Twenty-six hours and I finally hit Estonia. By the time boarding for my third and final flight came around, I was feeling very, very weary. It was only an hour and forty minute flight from Warsaw to Tallinn but I could barely keep my eyes open for most of it. Arrived just after 5pm local time, grabbed my pack from the carousel and caught the bus …
... out one of the largest protests in history happened in 1989, called the Baltic Chain, where 600,000 people joined hands from Tallinn straight through Riga into Vilnius. That's just stunning to contemplate. And they were all singing various not-particularly-kosher-for-the-Soviet- Union-but-it's-already-1989 songs.
The last bit worth mentioning is that there was a Boris Yeltsin monument at the foot of Toompea. Legend has it that if moonlight hits ...
... have seen someone in a hostel do for others. The food was delicious. John had meat and I had the cold salad and potatoes. We are so full now.
The hostel seems a tad quieter tonight... or maybe that is just wishful hoping. We have a 10am bus tomorrow down to Latvia. The bus ride should only last about 4 hours or so and we hope to see some good countryside along the way.
Next stop: Riga, Latvia
# of countries: 26
... me! - Saunas!!! History: - There was a barbed wire fence (from 1945-1991) across to beach to stop Estonians trying to swim across to Finland and escape the Soviet occupation! - The farm we are staying on was purchased in 1916 by the family but taken off them for like 50 years until it was returned in 1991! - Estonia has been under the Soviet occupation twice and Nazi occupation once. They have been independent since 1991 onwards which as of this year is the longest ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKnight House Tallinn
Quiet rooms, fantastic location, friendly staff and a good breakfast supplied.
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