Tallinn, a place of great beauty
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After taking the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, I quickly saw that this city will be alot more beautiful than Helsinki... well that is not too difficult but anyway lol
Got settled and got a text from Kadi that she is a bit early for lunch. I try to meet locals in every country, to get a better understanding the culture and life in Tallinn. I met Kadi, a very nice Estonian girl, with a great personality for lunch at Nimeta (A pub with no name) where they have daily dishes, I had some very good pork in garlic sauce.
We had a very conversation about life in Tallinn, travelling around Europe and she showed me the city. We made our way to viewing platforms where we got a great view of Tallinn, we saw Fat Margrete Church, St.
After seeing most of the Old Town, we made our way to the modern center of Tallinn, full of glass buildings, shopping centers and restaurants. We went to the Radisson SAS Hotel to the penthouse, home to 'Lounge 24' a great place for food and drink, but the reason why we came here is because it is THE PLACE for the BEST VIEWS OF TALLINN!!!
After a nice refreshing drink, we made our way to the terrace, and I have to tell you the reputation is spot on, the views of Tallinn are fantanstic :D
We then made our way to the another part of Tallinn, full of very Estonian wooden houses, many of which have been renovated as part of the Estonian resurgence.
I learned alot about Tallinn, first that it is a very 'E-Friendly' city... The ENTIRE city has FREE WiFi, you can't find that in New York or London!
Thank you very much to Kadi, you were a wonderful guide and pleasant company!
Later that day I met up with my friend Laura, a local lawyer after her work, she was full of life, very interesting person, who loves her job, and enjoys many of the perks that come along with it ;)
Grinning from ear to ear, about her new apartment in Old Town, we discussed life in Tallinn, comparing it to that in the US (Laura studied in Nebraska and Utah for 2 yrs) We took the tram to the seaside of Tallinn, walked along the beach where they have pathways for bikers & rollerbladers to freely bike,skate, enjoy the weather and the view of the sea.
We made our way to the Presidential Palace, walked through the park and made our way back to Old Town for dinner. Thank you Laura!