Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Tallinn and rural Estonia

We arrived in Tallinn Estonia on the Ferry MS Superstar on 16 June 2013. The trip took two hours.. We spent the time nn the forward lounge drinking sparkling wine and beer. We have spent a lot of time wandering the old fortified part of the city of Tallinn. We also went on two one-day  trips and ended up completely exhausted.  Tallinn is a lovely old place at the center of the city. However, the outer suburbs have lots of those hideous Soviet condominiums. Tallinn's population is about 380,000 and the total for Estonia is about 1.8m.

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.

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