Viru Backpackers

Viru 5, Tallinn, 10133, Estonia | 2 star hostel
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Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by twopeasinparis


... places we’ve ever been. This was also the same in Vilnius, Lithuania. The wind chill was incredibly painful and some days the cold plus wind chill meant it was about -28C. This became almost unbearable to be outside, so we spent a bit of our time stopping for coffees and teas at little cafes on our walks through the towns. Seeing the outskirts of Vilnius on the bus ride reminded us that we were in Eastern Europe as many of the buildings were run down and the ...


A travel blog entry by smittee


... Nevsky Cathedral and various places. We walked to the viewing platforms and also the Tower wall, Hellemann Tower that houses an art gallery, to the back of the city; we saw the Oleviste church from outside, passing the little cobbled lanes, beautiful buildings to the town centre and in the end we did a little Estonian dance which was fun, I really enjoyed the walking tour and I gave her 10 euros as ...

After the Sunset

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... it used to be, but it looked decidedly abandoned. When I got to the 'entrance' - a half opened gate leading to a derelict yard - I saw two women who looked like tourists walk out of it. It was obviously open but when I stepped inside there was not another soul in sight, just creep deserted buildings. I was still trying to figure out if I should even be there or not when another bunch of tourists appeared in a courtyard further down.

It wasn't really clear where I could or couldn't ...

The hospital chapter

A travel blog entry by patsy.wecker


This is not of interest to all and the family have already had this chapter one way or another. It's primarily my comment on the hospital experience which I have to stress was no reflection of the medical & nursing care which were excellent - its just interesting to be on the receiving end of treatment in a foreign country and starts with my arrival at the ER at the Tallinn hospital four days after I initially felt unwell.



A travel blog entry by jginsburg


... pillows,” and later in the day there would be more. It’s likely the KGB wanted to give the impression that they heard and knew everything.

Here is a Soviet joke, but from what we learned something like this happening was plausible:

A hotel. A room for four with four strangers. Three of them soon open a bottle of vodka and proceed to get acquainted, then drunk, then noisy, singing and telling political jokes. The fourth one ...

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This 2 star hostel, located on Viru 5, Tallinn, is near Tallinn Town Hall, Tallinn City Museum (Linnamuuseum), Town Council's Aphothecary, and Great Guild Hall.
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