Tallinn

ESTONIA

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59.4370° N
24.7536° E

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"Although it rained for most of our stay in Tallinn, we did manage to squeeze one day of sunshine out of Estonia."

It's not typical for a trip to be a wash out and Tallinn almost was. It rained 3 of the 4 days we were there which was kind of a bummer. On the other hand, the old city of Tallinn is pretty compact much like Riga was, so even with rain, you could reasonably take cover from location to location without a drench. Tallinn has alot going for it, it's one of the wealthier European countries and its very open views on the Internet and newer technologies give it a draw for young talented people to migrate in. I think from a tourist perspective, Tallinn is a welcome relief in terms of cost from places like Finland and other nearby European destinations. It is rather small, so probably 4-5 days is a good chunk of time to invest into it.

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The Alexander Nevski cathedral atop the old part of Tallinn.

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This hill was kind of slippery when it was raining.

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Kind of a bummer it rained so much but the colors on the stone were pretty.

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This was the one day that it was nice out and the sunset was great against the pastel colors of old Tallinn.

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As with most old touristy towns in Europe, street entertainers were a common sight.

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This shrimp dill flat bread was pretty good. The minty mayo on the side was not.

 

Telliskivi Creative City

There's an area just outside of the old town that is anything but old. They call it a creative city and from what I understand its an area that embraces local start-up spirits. The result, restaurants with experimental cuisine, hipster bars and etsy-like shops.  We visited during the day which was kind of sleepy, I would have wanted to stop in at night to see how the crowd changes.

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