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Travel Blogs from Saaremaa
... heavily while on the road but it had stopped by the time I got to Parnu at 7pm. Checked into the Hommiku Hostel. I'm in their only dorm room. It has 6 bunks but I'm the only person in it tonight. It has a full kitchen, TV and an ensuite. Pretty swish for a hostel. Had dinner at a nearby restaurant and went for a bit of a wander although it was raining a bit.
Im only using Parnu as a whistle stop overnight. I've become a bit conscious of not spending ...
... also very basic: shared shower stalls, no shower curtains and little privacy. Not that that turned out to be an issue given the paucity of guests.
I headed out to see the town shortly after. Along the main street, Tallinna mnt., were several cafes and I stopped at one for a quick coffee before dropping into the tourist information centre. Armed with some maps and brochures, I made my way south until I hit the main reason why I had come here: ...
... go but it was the core attraction in Kuressaare. Most of the exhibits were in English so no complaints on that score.
Things finsihed up after 1300. Went with the German transplants, Mike and yet another whatshername for lunch at the Classic Cafe. Had a large El Coq beer and a mushroom and meat pancake 7.7. It was good but filling. Mike said Ethiopian food was bad and I said the opposite. Who's right, Roddy? A quick look in St Nicholas ...
Staying beside a train station you get no more sleep than the first train in or out ie before 0600. Coolish nights but better than the other way around as the room unsurprisingly does not have a/c at this far northern latitude.
Went out again into the nice park across the road for some shots mostly up re the old town. Some ducks kept me company.
By the time I was ready to leave brekkie at 0745 just two from the group were down. More herring and ...
... I did say the few Estonian words I knew and she seemed happy. There are some lovely stained glass windows inside the church. The grounds look interesting but I had to hurry off to the waiting taxi.
Lastly I visited Panga Cliffs which are the highest cliffs (21 meters) on Saaremaa Island. They have no guard rails so you should take some care in getting close to the edge. In ancient times these cliffs were considered sacred ...
Other places to stay in Saaremaa
Tallinna 15, Kuressaare | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Lossi 15, Saaremaa | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Pargi 16, Kuressaare | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Via Emilio Ortuno 18, Benidorm | 4 star hotelfrom $36
Tori 2, Saaremaa | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Kastani 20, Kuressaare | Hotelfrom $48
Vallimaa 1a, Saaremaa | Hotelfrom $62
Loona Manor, Saaremaa | Hotelfrom $83