Wednesday, 19 June 2013
The country is now independent for only the second time in its history having been ruled by a number of countries over the centuries. Most people we have met, both travelers and locals, speak good English. We will be traveling to Latvia tomorrow by bus where we will be for three weeks.
We are sharing over forty photos of our Estonian visit. The one featured here is of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the old town of Tallinn.
You can view the photos by clicking on here.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
The pictured flower stall was a stand-out. Our hotel accommodation was really comfortable and the breakfast was magnificent. Pity the room was a bit small. we enjoyed our walks but we had only a limited time there. We will be back for a few more days later in July. It may nearly be midsummer but we and the locals needed to wear jumpers, jackets etc as there was a cold breeze coming off the Baltic Sea. Just about everyone we spoke to had a good command of English. It is a very tourist friendly place. You can see some of our photos in our picasa album and visit the "Helsinki First Visit" album.
LATER Sorry the Helsinki album is now shared - my mistake.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
A selection of our photographs of the day can be viewed at our Picasa site or go straight to the album for this attraction here. The photo featured here is of some of the artificial "supertrees" in the open gardens.