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Travel Blogs from Saaremaa
... time in Estonia at the expense of what I want to see in Latvia and Lithuania. So tomorrow morning I'm heading on to Narva (I think). While I do have a slight tinge of regret and not seeing more of this town, at the same time there isn't terribly much I'm particularly drawn to seeing here. There's a historic church and one of the old town gates, but I saw those in my evening stroll. Feeling a bit tired tonight. Also hoping my next destination has other travellers staying in it.
... This is one of the best preserved and least changed castles in the Baltic. It is surrounded by beautiful parklands, giving a tranquil air to a once military bastion.
It was too late to take in the museum housed in the castle before it shut. Instead I wandered through the castle grounds and the surrounding, 17th century walls. These walls and the surrounding moat were much later additions to the original 12th century ...
... interior looked tired and dated.
Walked back to the hotel thereafter for a quick shower. Decided opting for a bike ride would be too lazy after a heavy lunch so walked back into town, seeing three people, none of whom I know their names; ta da! Seems BMW's and Audis are the vehicle of choice for the well healed in Kuressaare..
Back by 1700. If there was a third day in Saaremaa, Simona would have a riot on her hands, this ...
... plus some fruit but otherwise similar items: cold cuts, cheese, sausage, potatoes, OJ and java. Was a keener today and read up a bit on Saaremaa Island, more so for tomorrow's free day there.
Not leaving until 1100 so off to old Tallinn by 0815 for a walkabout. It remined me of being in Turkey and looking for minrets as a sign for mosques; here it was steeples for churches. None of the churches were open but got more pix of the Niguliste Church and ...
... where thrown off. The area is pretty if you have time to linger over a picnic lunch or hike around the area. I don't think they are worth a special trip out to see though as I made.
I spent the remainder of the day wandering around Kuressaare which is a very quaint and laid back town, and also walking along the water front near the castle and spa hotels. I ate a really delicious dinner in town and enjoyed the daylight hours until 10pm! ...
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