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... and today that along with technology are two large parts of their economy. Striking though, was her assertion that Estonians still have a fear of Russia, that it could invade Estonia, citing the conflict between Georgia and Russia in 2008. As you can see even though we rode around in a tour bus for most of the day we never lacked for interesting conversation. Oh and the national park was stunning.
... able to get shelter quite quickly.
The Tallinn- Helsinki ferry is considered the booze cruise as alcohol in finland is very heavily taxed as is food (vat of 24%) but not so in Estonia. so people travel across frequently to stock up.
Dinner, glass of red wine (some unfortunately spilled over Alan) and back to hotel to recover and another day of discovery ...
... of coffee wafting from the centuries-old cafes which are such an intimate part of Tallinn life.
We walked everywhere. We ran our hands over the ten plus feet thick walls, enjoyed the Raekoja Plats and had a hot chocolate and cake in one of the many cafes there, and had a snap taken beside Dostoevsky`s statue.
There were other cruise ships and ferries in port with us; the Norwegian Sun ...
... on boarding they make you pose for a photo with their boat mascot, a man dressed up in an extremely tired duck costume. On seeing our cabin I was even less impressed – I knew the boat was built in the 70s but had hoped that a little of the glamour from that era might have been translated into the décor – sadly it wasn’t! We decided that the best thing to do was to get a cocktail and lounge on the open top deck for a while and enjoy the evening ...
... on the Emerald Princess is fabulous - best we have ever had on a cruise. Entertainment is pretty good too, not thaqt we are usually awake long enough to enjoy it to the extent we would like to. St Petersburg tomorrow!!
Trivia: Do you kinow that SKYPE was invented in Estonia?
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