A day in Tallinn, Estonia

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First view of Tallinn

Today we took the boat to Tallinn. We looked into the boat times beforehand and we decided to take the Tallink, this is a larger boat it was advised to take a larger boat if you get seasick easily, so we decided to take a larger one just to be sure.

When we went to the train and where in the bus it was raining, we were just hoping the weather would be better in Tallinn. When we arrived in the terminal we bought some tickets and had a pleasant surprise, we thought the tickets would be just below 60 euro a person but we only paid 60 euro in total :) The boattrip took about 2 hours and when we were getting closer to Tallinn the rain stopped and luckily for us didn't come back for the rest of the day.

Our boat Helsinki-Tallinn
From the boat we walked to the old town, this is only 10 minutes.

I really liked Tallinn, with all the old buildings and the citywalls and it is clear why it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We started by walking to the town hall to search for an ATM since the only money we had with us where euro's. We didn't see one so we asked at the Tourist information, they told us were we could find one but when we got there it was out of order. So we searched some more and found one that was working. After lunch we followed the citywall through the center. We visited the st Olav church and then came to the towers that are along the citywall. The first one you could go up, so I did and had a nice view. We continued along the citywall again and passed some more of the towers. We had some coffee in the best cafe of Tallinn 2007 :) and then visited some more churches and a viewpoint from where you had a really nice view of the old center.

At 18.30 we took the boat back to Helsinki, after we had spend our last estonian money in the supermarket, and then the bus and train back to the hotel to recover from the really nice day in Estonia.

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First view of Tallinn
First view of Tallinn
Our boat Helsinki-Tallinn
Our boat Helsinki-Tallinn
a very old pharmacy
a very old pharmacy
st Olav church
st Olav church
inside the church
inside the church
I went up this tower :)
I went up this tower :)
the viewpoint is up there
the viewpoint is up there
last view of Tallinn
last view of Tallinn
Our boat Tallinn-Helsinki
Our boat Tallinn-Helsinki
Tallinn
photo by: Chokk