Travel Blogs from Saaremaa
... relinquished control when Estonia regained its independence. On the stairs going between each floor of the exhibition were some great jokes about the Soviets:
"Did you go to the party meeting tonight?" “No, I slept at home”
“Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. Socialism is the other way round”.
Leaving behind the castle, I went for a quick bite to eat at a pub overlooking the moat. Had a lovely lunch of ...
... had time to finish my schnitzel lunch before we docked and had to get back on the bus. I have to say after I finished eating, I felt a tad apprehensive given what happened the last time I ate before a ferry crossing. But this wasn’t Siberia I kept telling myself. Totally different situation.
The bus took about another hour or so to get to Kuressaare, including driving across the causeway that now connects the islands of Muhu and ...
... money and religion. He himself is on his fourth currency as an Estonian.
Old Baggier is most insensitive to Jaan talking and not shutting up. The Yanks could use a few lessons on manners too.
After a couple of hours we got to the Bishop's Castle 5. It was founded in the 13th c but the modern reconstruction relates to the 17th c. The castle was never taken either due to its strength or nobody thought it was worth taking ie the ...
... given to freshen up included downloaded the pix and a quick shower. Walking back into town, the locals headed to the opera venue in their finest.
Dined at La Perla, a restaurant whose head chef is retired FBI. A thank you letter from 'W' is on the wall. Had a large Le Coq Special beer [from Tartu], gazpacho soup, linguini with shrimp and a cappuccino 20. The food so far has been excellent, just too much of it with appetizers as part of the mix. The ...
... a crater formed by a meteorite (4000 years ago) and is about 100 meters wide and 22 meters deep. On sight it is a small circular lake with pretty trees. There appears to be some areas where you can walk nearby and the lake would make a nice picnic spot. There is also a small village nearby and a shop selling locally made souvenirs.
Angla Windmill Hill hosts a collection of wooden windmills and has the most on the island. Windmills ...
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
Vallimaa 5a, Kuressaare | Hotelfrom $36
Tori 2, Saaremaa | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Kastani 20, Kuressaare | Hotelfrom $48
Vallimaa 1a, Saaremaa | Hotelfrom $62
Loona Manor, Saaremaa | Hotelfrom $83