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Jun 17, 2005 - Tallinn, Estonia

Kevin: Tallinn is a great city to wander around in--if you can ignore the cars parked on the street, it feels like you've stepped back in time to the 16th century (well, to a cleaner, richer, healthier, horse-less and therefore horseshit-less 16th century complete with electricity, but you get my point). Ellen: Tallinn is a very enchanting town. Well, the old city inside the medieval walls is (the outside is just ordinary). It was giddifying just walking around, oohing and aahing over the buildings, the church steeples and the watch towers....

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Jun 14, 2005 - Tallinn Estonia

Estonia - Sure you know where it is. Was part of the USSR, 80km across the Bay of Finland from Finland. Great Spot. Got out of the USSR in 91 and have been parting ever since. Most young people speak english. It is a have to go location, watech the State of Orgin in a pub their that was owned by an Aussie. He did the trans siberian 10 years ago and never got past estonia. has potential.......

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Jun 10, 2005 - Tallinn's Medieval Chic

It was early in the evening when the ferry from Helsinki reached the port of Tallinn. Despite the late hour (around 10:30), the sun was still shining as gulls glided lazily around the upper deck. Off in the distance, rose the spires of medieval churches, outlined against the sky. Cassandra and I roused ourselves from the surprisingly comfy cabin seats and made our way down to the dock. There, my friend and fellow LP author Steve Kokker met us, welcoming us to his adopted city. After sharing a bottle of champagne with Steve in our new sublet...

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May 1, 2005 - Brits Abroad in Tallinn!

Greetings from Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Its absolutely freezing. Tallinn is gorgeous - basically like everywhere else I've been to. The old city is quite small and there's not a huge amount to do, which suits me fine cos I've been quite hungover the last few days. Today I managed to climb a church steeple and nearly had a heart attack. The history of Tallinn seems to be that everything gets burnt down every two hundred years and they have to re-build. Apparently Whilst travelling through I've noticed that each of the Baltic countries...

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Oct 29, 2004 - Tallinn, Estonia

I had taken the big ship across the Baltic to get here. About a three hour cruise. Former Russia state. The town has a Euro feel, but the people mostly speak Russian. Most of the mediaval walls that surround the town have been restored. The oldest Gothic city hall in northern Europe left standing.

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Sep 29, 2004 - Tallinn 2nd time round

Back to Tallinn primarily to drop off the rental, but secondarily to check out the old town nightlife one last time. Unfortunately the place was not swinging as much as when we were first here, as it was midweek, however still plenty of lagers were downed. Did another photo round, then an early bus por la manana manana for Latvia!

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Nils Travels 2004

Sep 24, 2004 - Tallinn - Wow!

Speedy and comfortable 1.5 hour ferry across the Gulf of Finland - travelling quarter arrive in what is for me, the highlight of the trip so far. On every "tour" one comes across special places that stay more lucid in memory through time, and Tallinn will certainly be one of those places. Old town is incredibly beautiful. Historic buildings have remarkably surived over 600 years without fire or Hittlers/Stalins menace, and many remain today as they would have been. Except perhaps that today they are immaculately maintained and presented....

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Nils Travels 2004

Aug 15, 2004 - Tallinn Estonia

For more photos try www.tallinn.info/ Tallinn has more of the original 'old city' than any other cities we have visited. While there are the usual narrow winding streets (this time also very steep sections) more of the city walls are intact, and they have rebuilt the wooden ramparts inside the walls, so that we could walk some of the way around the top (after climbing up a turret). There were also more look out points around the wall. We saw(and the next day walked to and over) a massive bunker type building not far from the ferry harbour,...

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Jun 9, 2004 - Tallinn

Returned to Tallinn in time for Medieval Old Town festival, and final night before our tour ends. We ended up at a medieval restaurant, featuring ales and mead. Food was great, entertainment even greater. We wandered back to our hotel as the sun dipped below the horizon (around 1:00am). The trip has been a very good insight into a part of Europe not well known in the USA.

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May 27, 2004 - Tallinn

Arrived Tallinn this morning via high-speed ferry from Helsinki. The hotel was just a very short walk from the ferry dock, and an equally short walk from the edge of the old medieval center of the city. I met my Explore group later that evening and we sat down for a quick briefing before hitting the old town for a few beers.

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Apr 3, 2004 - Tallinn

Despite the fact that we only got two hours sleep after sampling Helsinki's nightlife, I am so happy to be in Estonia. We got to bed about 4am and had to be up at 6 to catch the 8.15 ferry to Tallinn. Fortunately it was a direct tram from Matt's place to the ferry terminal so we didn't have to think too much and could go on auto-pilot. After a three-hour ride on the slow ferry, we arrived in Tallinn and quickly found a decent, cheap hostel in the Old Town - right next to the very exclusive Scottish Club in fact. Apparently that's where...

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