Tartu Travel Blog› entry 2 of 7 › view all entries
Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and the city where my girlsfriend is coming from. An enormous amount of student have been studying in this city and most of the people a have met and who knew anything about this wonderful country know this city.
Tartu is a city of 100.000 inhabitants and has both a old and a new face. The road down from Tallinn to Tartu is straight and narrow and the traffic goes really fast - it is a stretch of 180 km and it usually will take you 1h45 - 2h to drive depending on how you drive and when it is.
The road down goes mainly between woods, farmland or open country. There is a fair amount of police on the way down so don't push your rental car too much - it is expencive enough as it is - because one thing I don't think is cheap in this country is the rental cars - typically you end up paying 100€ a day for an ordinairy car.
There is a lot of cafe's on the road an as you can see - the Estonians are not without any form of humor. I just love the Hollywood sign on the hill behind one of the cafe's - I guess the sign is 1 meter high - but it is just great.