Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel
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We caught the ferry at 2 o'clock to Tallinn without anything too exciting happening in the morning. We sadly waved good-bye to Helsinki as we had enjoyed our time here but we were looking forward to finding some cheaper prices in Estonia. The ferry across was pretty standard and before we knew it we were pulling into the port at Tallinn.
So last night we decided to go on a bar crawl (which actually consisted of 3 bars!) and we were aiming to end up in Hollywood as it was ladies night and we are, of course, real ladies.
We began at another hostel where the cavemen were playing wizard stick. The guys, or girls if they want, have to drink their height in beer or cider, all the cans get stuck together as their drinking so the ...
... as was the atmosphere where radio free Texas an Internet radio station was playing. Had beautiful sunny weather, overall a great day and the Estonian people are most welcoming. Off to Riga Latvia ...
... into the Old Town. It is easily identifiable by the large round tower (Fat Margaret) and the archway through the stone defensive walls (the Great Coastal Gate).
Once inside, we spend our time wandering and meandering around the sights and attractions on offer. It is a truly amazing place and one could well spend days exploring all the nooks and crannies without tiring of the task.
Whilst there was a multitude of eateries the most fascinating we found was ...
... plats ("Castle square"), where the Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral overtops it. The cathedral, nowadays the main church of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, has become for tourists somewhat of a symbol of Tallinn due to its exotic look, while the opinion of Estonians about it is rather ambiguous.
When we take the path back to the Lower Town we saw two medieval archers. Another touristic attraction. They were showing techniques of archery. For a small fee ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility