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Jul 16, 2011 - Tallinn, Estonia

We arrived in Tallinn, Estonia on a foggy Saturday morning. It looked like it was going to be a cold day, but it quickly cleared and warmed. Tallinn is a beautifully preserved medieval town. We proceeded to do a walking tour by Rick Steves’, the travel guru. Before entering the city gates, we spotted a monument dedicated to victims of a tragic ferry boat accident in 1991. Juju decided to climb it (it was about 30 - 40 feet from the ground). Mom was scared out of her mind and had to turn away to take a picture of another couple to keep...

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Jun 12, 2011 - Estonia

12th June Now on the ferry to Estonia! Finished our Scandinavian bit of the tour did about 1200 miles so not bad in 4 weeks. Yesterday spent the day in Helsinki. Not particularly pretty and scenic like Copenhagen and Stockholm but we enjoyed our day as there was a Samba Parade from the main square which was really colourful and vibrant against the backdrop of the Cathedral. We just looked at the weather and Finland is the hottest place so it felt like the cocacabana in bright sunshine and 28 degrees. We also caught the tail end to a music...

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May 30, 2011 - Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia is the smallest of the Baltic States and also the most westernized. Independence from Russia was declared in 1991 after being under their control since 1710. Tallinn is an important Baltic harbor and one of the prettiest cities in the Baltic. The old town is a medieval enclave with old walls, towers, winding cobbled lanes and buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. The decision was to see Tallinn on our own. We got a late start so we took the shuttle into town. We bought post cards and also mailed our Russian ones. Will they do...

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Apr 29, 2011 - Tallinn with Gen

Summary: As Wills & Kate decided to tie the knot in London, Genevieve and I decided to spend the 4-day long weekend in another country. Estonia was suggested by Jeremy, and away we went! Pre-trip highlight: Going away to a place I never would have thought I wanted to visit, with one of my fab girlfriends Memorable experiences: 1. Being told numerous times by people in the sauna that a bathing suit was waaaaay too much clothing 2. Having a vodka shot as a starter (as you do!) then trying to navigate the stairs down to the ladies room while...

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Oct 20, 2010 - Tallinn - Oct 17-20

October 17, 2010 Today our short sojourn to Finland was over and we had to get up and get packed to leave. We had an afternoon ferry to Tallinn so we weren’t in a huge rush. We sat in the common area at the hostel and lazed around, eating the pastries we’d bought yesterday for our breakfast. Eventually we decided to leave the hostel and grab some lunch before we got the ferry. We had spotted a Thai restaurant near the ferry terminal and so we headed there. The food was really good and it had been a while since we’d had Thai so we really...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Tallinn, Estonia

Today's stop in Tallinn was a brief Sunday morning visit, with the ship departing port at 1PM. However, we had the opportunity to talk a wonderful walk through the old walled city of Tallinn. Even though it was Sunday, there were many street vendor stalls open and later most of the shops and restaurants. This is a very picturesque old city. Our walking tour (led by our guide Barbara who has been studying every port on this trip for several months now) took us to the main town square, dominated by the old town hall building where we peeked...

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Jul 25, 2010 - Tallinn, Estonia

We had read great things about Tallinn, but we knew we were heading into largest town in the country and it's greatest feature is old town, which we have seen dozens and dozens of old towns in our travels. Plus it's always hard to go to the big city after spending time in smaller towns. So after we arrived and the rain slowed, we of course went to Old Town and the best 'locals' pub, Hell Hunt. And their beer Hele (light) and Tame (dark), was worth a try, or maybe two! Hell Hunt (The Gentle Wolf in English) was a easy introduction to...

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Jun 15, 2010 - Tallin

Hello from Estonia! They let me out of Russia; after the lengthy process to get across borders since we left Beijing, it was practically a wave-through at the airport in St P. I had gone early, expecting the delays, so had plenty of time to play Nintendo. The flight was on a Saab 340 with space for 33 passengers. It really seemed to taxi fast in comparison to the big planes. Just an hour flight, and a 1 hour time change, and I was in Tallin. Of course it was still light, so didn´t seem like 10:30 at night. The clouds came in Sunday in St P....

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Jun 8, 2010 - Tallin, Estonia

Tuesday 8th – Overcast, windy and cool. Sunrise 4.08am – sunset 10.32pm Arrived Tallinn, Estonia 7am. Paul went to breakfast while I had a sleepin and reported a rainy morning, so got back into bed and we slept till 9.30. Walked into the oldtown and had a coffee and cake. Walked about till 2ish then back to the ship for lunch. Was feeling a bit off today so minimal food and nil alcohol for both of us. Clocks back 1 hr.

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Europe 2010

May 17, 2010 - Riga to Tallinn

Packed this morning and then walked down to catch 10am bus to Tallinn. Pretty uneventful trip arriving at the Tallinn bus station just before 2:30. Unusually the bus station here is not in the centre of town and there was little info inside the bus station. walked outside and found a large map display of the town. Decided we could walk it, so took some notes (3rd right, left at the T intersection, 5th right, 1st left, 2nd left, 5th left) and 30 minutes later arrived at our hotel - amazing! Actually it was not the hotel we are staying in,...

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May 5, 2010 - Mallorquines anywhere but in Siberia

"Voy a dejar de leer libros sobre Rusos y su historia... Y voy a leer mas sobre su estupidez." Esas fueron las palabras de mi madre tomando un cafe (sin tarta esta vez) tras salir de la embajada rusa. La historia continua en Tallin. Llegamos con el bus desde Narva, frontera Rusa. Buen tiempo, hostel immmpresionante cerquita de la estacion. Camino a la embajada. Es domingo, sabemos que estara cerrada pero asi consultamos horarios. Vueltas y tartas por Tallin y a la cama. ?a la cama he dicho?? No estamos acostumbrados!!! Esto es un...

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May 2, 2010 - Pues si en el bus a Rusia no nos dejan, cambiamos planes ylistos :OD

Hola chicos. Los rusos no nos dejan entrar a su pais. En el puesto de control de la frontera se han cargado mi pasaporte separando el libreto de la cubierta. Ahora estamos en la frontera Mananya volvemos a tallin. Necesitamos q nos digais donde esta la embajada espanyola en tallin, estonia y que busqueis cuanto tiempo puede ser necesario para arreglarlo, por si tuvieramos que cambiar los planes y dejar el transiberiano... A dormir!!! ===== Más tarde... ===== Bueno, no cai en que hoy era domingo asi que no leereis el email. Tras una horita...

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