Travel Blogs from Tallinn
... Up to 2,000 prisoners were normally detained in Patarei, but during the top of occupancy as many as 4,600 were detained here. Many people were murdered here in the Soviets period. In the execution room the KGB agents just shoot the condemned prisoners in the back of the head, when they knelt on the floor with the head against the wall. Many psychic experiments on the inmates of the prison were carried out in a special Psychic experiment room.
... like parts of Germany & Spain).
Checked out the markets stalls and brought a couple of things.
A little known fact about Estonia, it is the birthplace of Skype.
This afternoon we are not doing much, might have to have a drink.
Tonight we are going to the Crown Grill to see what’s like.
... gherkins in a giant barrel- there was a stick to spear them with. Returning to our tour we visited the Estonian History Museum which explained about the origins of the Estonian people and what has affected their way of life. There was an armoury room upstairs which was particularly interesting to us. We went to see the Great Guild buildings and the Blackheads House which was not quite as impressive as the one in Riga. After this we walked ...
... Although the wall and tower count can't match Carcassonne, the city itself is real and well lived in. You can get a tattoo or sing karaoke if you need to. Estonians can sing and there were a few tats but with the weather a bit hard to display. After Finland it is surprisingly affordable. That will change soon.
Off to Norway on the morrow and it doesn't look like the coats are going back in the bag anytime soon.
... back to the hotel and plan my tourist assault for the next day
Things I did
Beer House (www.beerhouse.ee) - A
Great food, fantastic beers and a good old fashioned atmosphere. If you time it right you'll get some local festivities (i.e. dancing) too. Can't recommend this place enough
Josephine's Cafe - B+
Lovely post-meal espresso and pastry. Relaxed atmosphere and some funky decor for those of a vintagey disposition.