Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tallinn
Well we learnt after day two that you are not meant to smile in Estonia, it means you are trying to pick them up.... interesting times.
Tallin is a beautiful World Heritage listed on the Baltic coast,the Finnish tend to use it as a bit of a spa town (we have noticed that it is very cheap compared to our previous hotels, about half the …
... anecdotes (like the fact that WiFi is so readily available the locals see it as a human right rather than a luxury) rather than just historical tidbits. Luke and I agreed that it was one of the better walking tours we had been on. That evening we walked around and looked at the same sights and took photos in our own time. It helped that the thunder storm had passed and it was sunny again, and slightly less humid.
The next morning we did the obligatory ...
... Recipe and Siberian Dumplings, both of which came with sour cream, a popular garnish here. For dinner, Frank had Powan Fish with Carrot and Ginger Orsoto, and I had Lamb in a wine sauce with a Potato Puree and a Rosemary French Bean Salad. With the exception of the lamb, everything tasted different from anything we've ever had before. I don't know that we would order it again, but it was fun to try something so different from what our palates are used ...
... on boarding they make you pose for a photo with their boat mascot, a man dressed up in an extremely tired duck costume. On seeing our cabin I was even less impressed – I knew the boat was built in the 70s but had hoped that a little of the glamour from that era might have been translated into the décor – sadly it wasn’t! We decided that the best thing to do was to get a cocktail and lounge on the open top deck for a while and enjoy the evening ...
... which I have since looked up and actually translates to Golden Piglet Inn) given the numerous pig related accompaniements at dinner time. The beer is served in glassed adorned with pgs and even the window boxes are pig shaped. Best of all the Pigs knuckle that is served on the meat feast dish is to die for... tender and coated in crackling - a heart attack heaven... you have to try this to believe just how good it is!
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center