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... then out to dinner at the Chicky spot to have a traditional roast pork dinner. the place was a dive the food was great.
Start of tour.
We change hotels today after having a train ride out a country town. We meet up with our tour group of 44 passengers, our tour guide and driver.
we get a city tour and then off to get the ferry to Berlin
Berlin, looks so interesting but is pouring ...
... br> First though, we had a guided tour of Tallinn with a woman who had such a dry sense of humour. Her comments about life under the Soviets had us all laughing. We drove to the seashore (Baltic) and she urged us to stick a toe in it and to have a taste - it's not salty. This is because so many rivers flow into it.
She walked with us through the Old Town which was so overcrowded with tourists, presumably from ...
... all hide inside until just before midnight and then come out of the woodwork for the fireworks.
We went home for a night of board games before midnight. Penny made it until 11pm, Tom and Leonie watched the midnight fireworks from our attic window overlooking the Old Town hall, and Kirky the intrepid traveller went out in the rain and watched from the square. What a great way to see in the new year.
Happy new year to ...
... Estonian Song Festival. In 1988 Estonians gathered here to sing patriotic hymns in what has become known as the “Singing Revolution”, which led to the overthrow of Soviet rule.
- Maarjamäe War Memorial, a monument built by the soviets to commemorate their own fallen comrades in WWI and WWII. A sprawling concrete monument with a crumbling spire, the most impressive part about this place was the view back across the water to the ...
... town itself was mostly built by the Germans. Essentially, Estonia belonged to just about every country in the area at one point or another.
The Wall around Old Town is 3.5 km, so it wasn't a very big city. However it was a very important city. For a long time Russia could not trade directly with other countries in the area (because NO ONE seems to like Russia… I’m not even convinced that the Russians like Russia.) As a result, ...