Getaway to Tallinn, Estonia

2 Mar

Ben and I were very excited to have four days available to take a vacation together.  We picked Tallinn for this trip because we had both heard amazing things about the city and it worked well with our time frame.  I am so glad that we did because we LOVED it.

We spent most of our time in Old Town.  The city is historic and beautiful, yet incredibly modern.  Almost all restaurants, bars, and stores happily accept credit cards (this is quite different from Moscow) and it is the birthplace of Skype.  The people were friendly and provided excellent service for the most part.  All of the service workers that we encountered spoke English, but we were often greeted in Russian.  I would say that most service workers there spoke at least Estonian, Russian, and English.

Traveling to a city that I would not have been able to identify two years ago is a major perk to living in Moscow.  Estonia is part of the EU which means that Americans do not need a visa to visit and I would HIGHLY recommend a stop there to anyone who is going to be traveling in Europe.

We have lots of photos, so over the next few days I will be sharing them in separate posts.  They are all ready to go, so I have no excuse for getting off schedule!

I will start the photo share with some of the general street views of the city.  It was beautiful even with grey skies and leftover snow, so I can only imagine that it would be gorgeous in the spring and summer.

до свидания!

One Response to “Getaway to Tallinn, Estonia”


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