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Travel Blogs from Tallinn
... back to the hotel.
The staff kindly found me a physio close by and booked me in.
Good news is that I hadn't done any injury to my back it was reacting to my hip. Bad news I have arthritis in my hip.....great!
Anyway enough sooking, lost a day but day 3 we head off and explore the city, Boat cruise through the canals, exploring the old town which was so picturesque. 7 hours of walking, with weary feet we return back for a ...
Hughie got up this morning with a very swollen hand. Yesterday he felt he'd been bitten by a mosquito or something at the outdoor museum the night before. It's usually me who gets bitten by midges etc and he always escapes, but not this time.
The guide urged him to visit the nearby hospital today rather than wait and risk having to have it looked at later in Russia,.which would have been more complicated and ...
... quaint atmosphere.
New Year's Eve dinner at Old Hansa, a famous Estonian restaurant done up in medieval style with medieval Estonian food, decor, waitress costumes and menus etc. Kids tried lots of new food including caviar, herring and some other fishy delights! Very proud of them.
Wandered around the Old Town after dinner but not many people about. I guess it is too cold to wait hours outside until midnight - ...
... get up in Amsterdam they would be the butt of many jokes.
Our tour took us out of the Old City and to some other areas around the city, which was the main reason I was keen to do it.
Some of the places we stopped at on the tour were:
- Kadriorg Palace and Park, which was built by Tsar Peter I in the 18th Century for his empress, Catherine.
- Lauluvaljak (Tallinn Song Festival Grounds), which was built in 1959 ...
Estonia is a teeny tiny country. There are more people in Indianapolis than in the entire country of Estonia, with only 1.3 million people in the entire country. We went and visited the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Not exactly a big city, but an interesting one.
Tallinn is separated into the modern town and Old Town. Old town is where we spent our time. Not everything in old town is very old, as the Russians put new buildings in during their ...