Scandic Palace Hotel
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Short stop along the coast then on to Parnu
Pleasant stroll around town, then lunch with guide & driver
On to Talinn where our escorts had great trouble finding the hotel!
Scandic Palace unfortunately the worst hotel of the trip - good location but ugly grey concrete facade & depressing dark green room.
... HQ has been redeveloped as apartments but the locals still believe it is a Russian listening post with microphones in all the walls so most of the owners are foreigners. Much of the tourism is from Finland with them conducting buying sprees & also taking advantage of cheaper medical & dental care costs in Estonia.
It was good to hear about life in Estonia & the attitudes & practises. They are very self contained people & value their personal ...
... in our hands and then released them back into the grass. My sister found the biggest frog. In Estonia my uncle gave us a car to use but it was a bit difficult to get use to because the traffic in Estonia is right-sided. Also the drivers seat is on the left side of the car, so it looks as if we are driving on the wrong side of the ...
... in the atmosphere. We sat outside a cafe and had a beer, without having to worry if we would have to remortgage the house to pay for it. Alison explored her hitherto hidden (at least to me) passion for amber in the various shops selling it. Fortunately this passion for amber does not run to actually buying any. Deciding on a restaurant was difficult. From McDonalds to a place selling traditional Hanseatic food served by waiters in medieval costumes ('We don't ...
... it to all homes early on, they believe that WiFi is a human right AND they love the fact that Skype is an Estonian invention – to the comical – we were advised that there is a local love potion for women to stir into a man’s drink “like a roofy”!
After the tour we went along to a couch-surfers beach party. Couch-surfing is an online network of hundreds of thousands of people with an interest in travel. We totally ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility