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The ferry ride from Helsinki to Tallinn was very smooth and comfortable, with the choice of doing a lot or not doing anything at all! We had tossed up about doing the night ferry, because then you can stay in your cabin until 8am but we decided not to as we then had an extra half day in Tallinn. Sarina and I did go and see the cabins and, I must say, they look really very comfortable, so I certainly would consider that as ...
... Explore did its usual cheap route flights, leaving Gatwick about the same time I left LHR but I got to the hotel 3.5 hours ahead. The Explore flight was in Riga for four hours.
Walked back into the old town with him for a meander, including the lookout terrace. Spied a cruise ship in the distance, both readily agreeing on 'cruiser losers' for that type of transportation.
Back about 2230 and will see what sort of sleep I can get.
... NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/arts/ music/estonias-revolutionary-spirit-emb odied-in-music.html?src=twr&_r=1
To Breathe As One documentary: http://www.tobreatheasone.com/trailer
*Song "Koit" (Dawn) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTS4JvK XvMI - for the encore, composer Tõnis Mägi is soloist.
2008 video of "Koit" with English lyrics as subtitles: ...
We arrived in Tallin, an old city that can be found in Estoina. Throughout the twentieth century Estonia was annexed by, and regained its freedom from, other countries several times. Today Estonia is free.
Our Summer's day in Tallin went like ...
... to supply other parts of the Old Town fortifications. Had a nice tour through there. It was used as an air raid shelter during the 2nd WW, a nuclear bomb shelter during the Cold War, punks used it to escape police during the Soviet times, and until 2005, the homeless used it to escape the harsh elements.
We headed off to a very large beer hall to drink beer and discuss tactics for the next few days' travel. A lot of the attractions ...