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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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Sep 1, 2009 - Tallinn, Estonia

Today was the official first day of the "Tallin-Helsinki-St. Petersburg" tour. I arrived yesterday and spent the day running around town taking pictures, as the weather can change fast here. We all met at 5:00 for the orientation talk and then had a fantastic dinner together in the old town square. Today we met a local guide for a walking tour of the town and then had the rest of the day free. It's a pretty small group, 18 people, and mostly older folks. So far it seems like a pretty good group. It's been 11 years since I was last here and...

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Baltic Europe 2009

Aug 19, 2009 - Taken with Tallinn

My 90 minute high-speed (hydrofoil) ferry ride across the Gulf of Finland was smooth and very pleasant. As we neared the coastline of Estonia, I could easily make out the cathedral spires of Old Town. Situated just 50 miles south of Helsinki, Tallinn seems a world away. A former member of the Soviet Eastern Block, Estonians regained their independence in 1991. Since becoming a member of the European Union in 2004, the capital city of Tallinn has boomed. In fact, for the 3rd straight year, Tallinn has been ranked as one of the Top 7 most...

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Jul 31, 2009 - Beautiful Medieval Tallinn

Walking through old town Tallinn was like walking through a Disney movie set. It is the most delightful, perfectly preserved medieval town I’ve ever seen! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it. Get there by foot, I mean. Everyone warned us to take a cab to the “Fat Margaret Tower”, which is the entrance into the old town closest to the cruiseport. We were warned about hills, steep stairs, cobblestone streets and on and on and on. And me, with my bum knees and still-sorta-healing-from-the-last-trip-ankle . . . well, y’know. Lotsa nice folks...

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Jun 23, 2009 - Tallinn, Estonia

We woke to the sea as calm as a millpond and the sky bright blue, both of which continued all day. After breakfast we set off for Tallinn and walked into the old town. We passed Fat Margaret's Tower and up Pikk Street, admiring the old buildings, including the Ministry of police which is in the building once occupied by the KGB. We turned into the Town Hall Square and on to the Tourist Information Office where we rented audio walking tour guides which proved most beneficial, though Christine complained that manipulating the audio guide, the...

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