Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tallinn
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.
... ferry ride across to stock up on booze), as well as having a cruise ship port.
Tallinn marks a landmark for me: the last of the Baltic countries and the end of eastern Europe. After this, it's just Scandinavia, then I'm done. The setting sun felt poignant.
I've taken to scribbling small maps into my little orange notebook. I've found it's just easier to draw where I'm supposed to be going, rather than try to make sense of something like, "off bus, turn left, go ...
... to be replaced by a very aged Russian Babooshka with dementia! Poor Keith & Michaels' faces when they came to visit - they really looked so shocked by my new neighbour who kept calling Michael to get her IV off the pole so she could skedaddle. My dreams of any rest were thwarted at every turn and came to fruition when I was jolted from a deep sleep 2 hours after I settled by a vibrating shake which first made me wake with a ...
... shoes (of course they were right at the bottom of my bag, story of my fricken life), this dude comes up to me, riding a bike and says something to me in German. I smile and apologise and tell him I don't speak German, sorry. And he asked me why I wasn't wearing any shoes, so I told him my story. And then he asked me if I would like to be a model on his online foot-fetish website and he said he often got models from this part of town. OMFG right!! Trying not to laugh in his face ...
... Our guide was detailed and hilariously raunchy (with Kaarel translating every bit for me, no matter how lewd), going through all the things the church of the medieval times allowed and didn't allow - but the most interesting thing was that the church believed that there couldn't be a world without prostitution, due to all the female and homosexual abuse dished out by some very hormonal men! Then as a finale, he took us to the barber/doctor and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center