Travel Blogs from Laulasmaa
... ways this was a sort of world war in the sense that any known to Europe military power got involved, not to mention the inconvenienced military lightweights who were the pawns in these military chess games and could find themselves owned by whoever defeated their current ruler. So Estonia chose to seek the protection of Sweden when it looked like the Russians would defeat the Teutonic Order. Then in the early 18th Century Russia went to war with Sweden, and around the ...
... spa treatments (so nice to be pampered!):
- Massage with warm ginger oil (60 min)
- Cleopatra milk bath (15 min)
- Hemp and bamboo moisturizing facial (60 min)
My package also included two fitness classes. I chose CxWorx (using bands and weights) and BodyBalance (yoga-ish). While I imitated the others (since I didn't understand the Estonian instructions), I realized ...
... trade had to go through Estonia, and Tallinn was the major port city for that. There even was a Russian Street, where Russian merchants could set up shop without interfering with the Estonian merchants.
Old town is divided into upper and lower old town. The rich lords lived in the upper town, the merchants lived in Lowtown. There were only 2 gates that allowed crossing between the two and these gates were closed at night. Normally you would ...
... and with a choice of around 2000 beers a major problem was soon solved. Quite a few beers were tried and enjoyed during our short stay. Finding out there was a self guided night tour where major attractions were lit up, Shelley decided that she would act as tour guide and lead me around the town visiting these special spots. Unfortunately the map provided was a little sketchy and it doesn't get dark until around 10:30, so the lights don't actually come on until after that. On ...
... br> We found an open air market setting up along the waterfront. We bought a hot meal with reindeer sausage
yellow rice with pineapple and black olives, mixed sautéed vegetables with creamy
garlic sauce. It was quite tasty and we
ate it right there even though a chilling wind was blowing steadily off the
water. The money exchange finally opened
and we were able to exchange some dollars for euros – 1.38 dollars/euro. ...