Across the Baltic Sea

To possibly one of my favorite places ever, Tallinn, Estonia!

Look at that lovely view from the ferry! I was surprised how fast we moved actually, and the trip only took two hours.

After dumping our bags, we ventured out to see the city in the rain.

Checked out the longest section of the old walls built mid to late 1300s. 

A quick bite to eat: soup, herring plate, and beetroot risotto with goat cheese.

It had just stopped raining so we decided to go up to the top of St Olaf’s.

According to Wikipedia: believed to have been built in the 12th century before Denmark conquered Tallinn in 1219.

After, we walked through the old town and went to Porgu.

A view of Viru gate while we enjoyed the only sunshine of the day.

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Finally, sun in Tallinn!!

No rain today, I couldn’t be happier!

I saw everything.

First I found Katariina Käik. The most medieval street in Tallinn.

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There are old tomb stones on the walls of the alley.

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I got lost and stumbled upon a great view!

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Then I walked along the longest section of the wall still intact.

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And had beers at an underground bar called Pôrgu, which means “hell”

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I signed up for a prison tour, it sounded creepy, and it was.

Patarei prison was originally built as a fortress by the sea in 1820.

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The prison was run by the KGB for many years, just imagine the atrocities. They only got heating in the 1970s. This place was freezing! And it’s mid June!

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The most chilling thing about the prison, was that it was in use until 2004!!

Then I found some cellar bars to cheer me up!

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A little grim. But what a fabulous day.