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After leaving Tallinn, we drove to Saaremaa Island, crossing via a vehicle ferry. Our accommodation didn't eventuate, so we booked into a spa hotel in Kuressaare, which was really good. The spa, pool and sauna were included in the price, and so nice to indulge in. On Monday we explored the small town, which was on the coast. The fortress was unfortunately closed, but it was interesting to walk around the buildings and the ...
Our trip to the islands of Hiiumaa and Saaremaa was relatively easy, as the streets are wide, straight and not much traffic
Just before we arrived at the ferry terminal in Rohuküla we passed by a train museum where old steam locomotives and waggons stayed displayed at an old train station. This one serves today as bus terminal - the modern way of travelling.
Nevertheless we took the time to see these iron horses from a time long ...
... 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 ...
... is a small town of around 14,000 people. I had booked a bed at the SYG Hostel, which was only a fairly short walk from the bus station. From the outside, the hostel looked like an old Soviet era hotel. From the inside, it looked like an old Soviet hotel. I was in a very simple room with four beds, but I was the only one in the room. In fact I thought I was the only one in the whole hostel until some other guests arrived later that evening. The shower ...
... at the top of a rugged cliff called Panga Bluff, which is the highest cliff at 70 feet with forest behind us and superb sea views before us. We had about 10 minutes to walk around and enjoy the scenery and sunshine until it was time to go back on the bus to continue our tour.
Next we visited Kaali Lake, a big round pond filled with green water which ...
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