City Hotel Portus
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... up by the police for anything, having made it this far with no dramas.
Managed to book a guesthouse near the centre of Tallinn whilst we had lunch, so we put the address in the navigator, and off we set. Easy drive all the way, until we got to about 1km from the place only to discover major road works, blocking off most entrances to the side street that we needed, with no detour signs, as usual. After going about 3kms out of way, we managed to turn around ...
... curry sauce, rice and potatoes to cook for dinner but were a little unimpressed at how well other guests seemed able to wash their dishes. After tea we went to a bar recommended by the guy who seemed to be running the hostel, it was just around the corner and called "The Bar with No Name" which seems very unimaginative. We were assured this establishment had somewhere in the region of 35 screens and so we would be ...
... in the grounds - it was built in the early 1700s as a temporary residence for the great man as he was waiting for the palace to be built. After a bit of a look around, we head back past the Presidential palace, and whatever was going on before, clearly the allotted hour is up, as the military types are being shuffled back into formation and the front door of the palace is opened up.
We hop on a tram for the ride back to the old city, ...
... Tallinn at 2 euros.
In hostels there are 2 crowds, the crowd we are in is the early morning crowd. We wake before 8am every morning, have a good breakfast, check emails & maybe even read an online newspaper from home. Then at around 10.30 we venture out to a sight or museum that interests us. This day we would be visiting the Soviet prison, a cafe recomended to us by the staff of the Emporor & then to the markets to buy some fresh veggies for a stew. The ...
... to New York I may have a contact for somewhere to stay!
Next day I was really happy to see that my jeans were not only stain-free and bone dry, but they didn't even smell of booze! The drunken water tactic had worked brilliantly! So the moral of the story is, don't be afraid to walk around Tallinn looking like you have wet yourself at night-time, because you will definitely be able to wear your jeans again the next day!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility