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May 27, 2009

Tallinn, Estonia

I'm back from the Scandanavian cruise and it was amazing!

One of the most unexpected surprises on my trip was visiting Tallinn, Estonia, which was the city I was least looking forward to seeing, but ended up being one of my favorite stops. The medieval old town looked like a town in a Disney tale. It's a corny comparison, but I couldn't help but think it looked like the town of Far Far Away from Shrek.

While walking the cobble stone streets, Raphael and I tried their local Saku beer and had thin crust salmon pizza (every corner seemed to have either a cafe, pub turned pizzeria) outside Town Hall Square.

We also walked up the many steps of St. Olav's Chruch tower for some magnificent views of the city.

Never been to Estonia? Well, take a look at my video for a view into this wonderful city:


  1. Im going on the next trip!!!!!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing. Looks great!


  3. i've always wanted to visit Tallinn. :) glad to hear you had a great trip!

  4. okay that sounds fantastic. and yummmmto the pizza!

  5. Thanks for sharing the video! It is pretty cool how the modern buildings wrap around the old city. Glad you had a good trip!

  6. OMG!! You really did go to Far, Far and Away! So cool. Love the video (much better than my Dublin stuff).

  7. That looks amazing and untouched by tourists. Glad you had a good time.

  8. Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

  9. audreybegin@aol.comMay 29, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    looks like the setting for chitty chitty bang bang where that guy is searching for CHILDREN in the square. Hollywood can definetly do a lot with that place.


  10. Wow wish I would have come it does look like a Disney film.

  11. I have a question. Why where you least looking forward to come to Tallinn ? Was it because you had little information or you thought it was too small or the USSR thing ? I must say you are not alone a lot of the people who come are Positively surprised

  12. Anneli- Good question. It's because I knew very little about Estonia or Tallinn and thus was pleasantly surprised.

  13. Hi Tara~I enjoyed watching your videos of the trip. Talinn was my favorite, too. And wasn't Russia awesome?

    Fun to meet you and Raphael. All best wishes to you both,



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