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Travel Blogs from Kuressaare
... time in Estonia at the expense of what I want to see in Latvia and Lithuania. So tomorrow morning I'm heading on to Narva (I think). While I do have a slight tinge of regret and not seeing more of this town, at the same time there isn't terribly much I'm particularly drawn to seeing here. There's a historic church and one of the old town gates, but I saw those in my evening stroll. Feeling a bit tired tonight. Also hoping my next destination has other travellers staying in it.
... by the Swedes to update the castle to withstand the power of gunpowder cannons. The shape of these walls, known as a Star Fort due to the shape, not only were designed to take cannonball hits, but allowed excellent flanking fire to be brought to bear against any attackers.
Inside one of the corner towers, I had a bit of a shock. Inside was an exhibition detailing a massacre of around 100 townspeople perpetrated by the Soviets in 1941. Found guilty ...
... money and religion. He himself is on his fourth currency as an Estonian.
Old Baggier is most insensitive to Jaan talking and not shutting up. The Yanks could use a few lessons on manners too.
After a couple of hours we got to the Bishop's Castle 5. It was founded in the 13th c but the modern reconstruction relates to the 17th c. The castle was never taken either due to its strength or nobody thought it was worth taking ie the ...
... instance, paid cash for their grocery purchases.
The ferry ride was a quick 25M over to Muhu Island. It means 'little mountain', possibly as it is a fairly recent creation from the sea bed, just some 8,000 years old. Nowadays the population is but 2,000 souls.
Simona collected the entry fee for Koguva Village 4. Our tour was run by Meelis, the head honcho there. He was a Nervous Nellie type, fearing his English was poor but it was fine. The ...
... come here to relax and I plan to follow suit for the rest of my stay.
July 5, 2014
In the morning I walked across the guesthouse lawn, and across the moat into the Kuressaare Castle. I see the castle from my guest house and it's literally right there, so high time to get in for a visit!
Kuressaare castle is the only medieval stone castle in the Baltic states remaining intact. It was first constructed in the 1260s ...