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Sadama

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  • Day121

    Tallinn

    August 6, 2017 in Estonia

    So Tallinn turned out to be our favourite Baltic capital city.

    The first day we arrived mid afternoon. We had to pick the key for the apartment up from a cafe and so we stayed for lunch and what a lunch it was! Mine was a bright pink beetroot risotto topped off with goats cheese and was delicious.

    Our Latvian host in Riga had recommended that we visit an area called Telliskivi, which is the "arty" district of Tallinn. Run down industrial buildings scattered with cool bars and street art. It made for a grey setting to a very grey day! Far too cool for us in our rain Macs! After exploring a while, we had a lovely glass of wine at "Frenchys" before heading back to relax.

    The second day it poured to the extent we weren't sure were even going to brave the walk into the town. Luckily for us it paused for a few hours so we got to see a bit of the old town and leave the apartment!

    Immediately we got a better feel for Tallinn than we had for Riga and Vilnius. There was more life and so many things to see. We wandered past cathedrals, castles, old town walls and multiple souvenir shops. We had the "best hotdogs in the Baltics" with nothing to compare them to, I suppose they were for us.. Stuart had - what he said was - an amazing Snickers brownie from a homemade chocolate shop and we tried on silly hats to keep out of the rain.

    Enjoyed it but definitely time now to move onto Scandinavia :)
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  • Day270

    Trekking Tallinn

    May 31, 2017 in Estonia

    Misty and raining today but that can't stop the exploring. I covered a lot of ground today from the Old Town to the Kadriog Palace which was a the opposite end. Found the view point of the city, embassy corridor and the medieval market. Had a nice long talk with a local girl, Mironika, who gave me good knowledge of the culture, economy, and general life in Estonia. Her English was perfect and she said most people speak between 3&4 languages here. I'm so impressed with that. I couldn't find the festivities of medieval times and I think they were postponed by the rain. I had lunch back at the hostel and then headed to the gardens, presidential palace and Peter the Great's summer cottage (that was disappointing).walking through the park I found the statue of independence and alas access to the beach. I did some beach combing in search of amber and found a couple of interesting rocks. The beach wasn't very pretty and was littered with cigarettes butts. I walked down to the port and purchased my ticket to Helsinki for the 12 pm ferry tomorrow and bought some groceries. The Finns were buying tons of alcohol and I was told it's very expensive too drink there and there are restrictions for purchase. Hmm curious about this culture. 12km day today.Read more

  • Day20

    Hop on/hop off bus day

    August 31, 2017 in Estonia

    This morning I headed to the Post Office in Old Town and posted off a box of riding gear and souvenirs back home. I was pleasantly surprised it didn't cost as much as I thought it might. It's less to carry around and cheaper than excess baggage.
    I then found the Hop on/ Hop off bus, the "blue line " route that goes out west Tallin. I hopped off at the Open air Museum which is a collection of farm houses and buildings from around Estonia over the centuries. It was very interesting and there were costumed people doing typical chores etc. I had lunch at the Inn there then 2 hours later hopped on the bus again until we got to the Seaplane Harbour museum. It had a submarine, coastal artillery, old and modern seaplane as well as an aquarium with Estonian fish with glass bowls that housed artifacts from a shipwreck. Very well done.
    I thought it was then time to head home, I'd had enough ofsightseeing so got on the blue line bus again. When it got to Viru Square where the circuit starts, it stopped for a while. I got off and had a look at the stalls then saw the bus was still there so got back on (a ticket lets you get on and off all day ), thinking I only had one more stop to get home. HOWEVER, there are 3 routes - the red line, the blue line and the green line, which I knew about. Unbeknowns to me, the drivers change "lines" each time they get back to base (Saves getting bored with the same hourly circuit I guess). So.... I was actually back on board the GREEN line, that goes out east. Another hour on the bus instead of 5 minutes!! Still, I was sitting down and got to see a bit more of Tallin. I really couldn't face any more hopping on and offs.
    I eventually got home (through a meandering route on foot through the Old Town...I'm such an impossible navigator!!), then had a relaxing time in the free for guests sauna and pool complex.
    I'm packed, paid up, taxi booked for a 4.15 AM start tomorrow to Copenhagen for the next adventure to Iceland
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  • Day7

    Tallinn

    Yesterday in Estonia

    Die Fähre war überpünktlich in Paldiski angekommen. Um 10.00 war ich schon auf dem Weg nach Tallinn. Check in im Hotel war erst ab 15.00 Uhr möglich. So musste ich mir die Zeit in Motorrad Klamotten in der Stadt vertreiben. Aber die Altstadt ist wirklich sehenswert.
    Übrigens stehen hier ähnliche Schilder wie in Schweden rum. 😁

    Morgen geht's dann weiter Richtung Lettland.

  • Day53

    Rotermanni-Viertel, Tallinn, Estland

    July 24, 2017 in Estonia

    Das Rotermanni-Viertel war früher mal ein Fabrikgelände und Lagerhallen. Heute sieht es so aus, als hätte sich jeder brauchbare Architektur aus Estland hier ein Denkmal setzen können. Faszinierende Mischung aus altem Backstein und neuen Materialen. Alles, bloss nicht langweilig. Hier haben wir ein Extrarunde gedreht.

  • Day10

    Tallinn Tallinn

    June 8 in Estonia

    Auch Tallinn begrüßt die Braunis mit Sonne und unser Wetterglück hält immernoch an 😊😊. Hier haben wir dieses Mal kein Hotel sondern ein kleines Apartment nahe der Innenstadt und weil wir schon nachmittags ankommen, machen wir uns am frühen Abend auf den Weg um die Altstadt von Tallinn zu erkunden.
    Unser erster Eindruck ist super, denn die Altstadt ist klein, gemütlich und mit vielen alten Häusern und Kirchen. Wir laufen zum estnischen Parlament, zur Alexander Nevsky Kathedrale und genießen den schönen abendlichen Rundblick über Tallinn.
    Wir freuen uns schon auf morgen 😍
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  • Day11

    Heute müssen wir uns selber um unser Frühstück kümmern und daher wollen wir im direkt angrenzenden Rotermanni kvartal (Rotermann Viertel) unser Glück in der kleinen Bäckerei Røst versuchen. Das Viertel besteht aus ehemaligen Fabrikhallen, die als kleine Cafés, Boutiquen, Restaurants und Geschäftshäuser genutzt werden. Oft wurden die alten Backsteine modern mit Glas und Stahl verbunden. Wir finden es richtig schön hier und sind begeistert wie cool es hier ist. Unsere Bäckerei liegt etwas versteckt und bis wir sie gefunden haben, konnten wir schon viel vom Viertel sehen 😁
    Dann starten wir den Tag erst einmal mit Kaffee und Tee und einer frisch gebackenen Zimtschnecke, Croissant und Sandwich. Wir lesen dabei ein wenig im New Yorker und beobachten die Bäcker beim backen. 😍 die ganze Bäckerei und die Gasse drumherum ist erfüllt vom leckeren Duft frisch gebackener Zimtschnecken 💕 Ein schöner Beginn in den Tag!
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  • Day3

    Rotermann - das "moderne" Tallinn

    November 20, 2016 in Estonia

    Ich finde ja es wäre spannend eine Idee zu bekommen, wie das am Ende wohl alles aussehen könnte, wenn hipp in cooles Modern umschlägt und die ganzen alten Fabriken alle top rausgeputzt dastehen.

    Einen Eindruck davon bekommt man im, an die Altstadt angrenzenden, Rotermann-Viertel. Hier wurden (die meisten) Industrieanlagen wunderschön revitalisiert und mit modernen Stahl- und Glaskonstruktionen erweitert. Diese wechseln sich dann mit kühler, moderner Architektur ab. Ein für meinen Geschmack gelungenes Assemblee.Read more

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