Closing the Door on Estonia

Closing the Door on Estonia

When you arrive back at your hostel as people are thinking about getting up its a fair sign you don’t wake till the afternoon, and that’s just what happened. Surfacing in the early afternoon I wearily dragged myself to the shower before heading out for the closest food vendor to satisfy my all-night-drinking-fest-hunger.

Once refueled I set off to take in the sights of Tallinn one last time before my bus ride to Riga the next day. My first stop was to be one of the local museums as apart from looking at a few of the old time buildings I had seen nothing of the museums in town. Unfortunately the museum was closed (curse you Mondays) so I gave up on them and just walked the backstreets of town, taking a few snaps of some insanely amazing street views.

Finding my way to a lookout point I sat and watched a boys football game play out below me. Sitting there relaxing and just taking in the view I realised how excited I was see what the rest of the Baltic had in store for me.  Tallinn had made me take notice of just how important it is to try and escape into lesser known parts of the world and see that travelling isn’t just all about the Paris’s and New York’s of the world.

As the game ended I collected my reflections on travel and headed for the hostel to pack for the bus ride tomorrow. With no trains in this part of the world connecting city’s I was hoping the 4 hour trip to Riga would pass quickly. And I could use an early night after my current nightly bender I’d been on.

Finally as words can’t describe the beauty I saw in Tallinn here are are a few photos to tempt you to visit. It really was a place that truly made me appreciate what I was doing travelling Europe.

Tallinn Artist
Tallinn Forest
Tallinn Building

Tallinn Courtyard

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5 Responses to Closing the Door on Estonia

  1. ANDI September 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM #

    Beautiful photos darling!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD September 25, 2010 at 8:30 PM #

      Thanks Andi, one day I’ll get good at taking lots like these 🙂

  2. GARRET September 24, 2010 at 7:36 AM #

    Good ole’ Estonia. Did you see any British stag parties while you were there? A trip a few years back in Latvia and Poland, they were as far as the eyes could see. And hammered.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD September 25, 2010 at 8:29 PM #

      I didn’t see one stag party in Tallinn actually. I think that helped to make it a good time. When I got to Riga however it was a different story.

  3. HOTELS IN GREATER NOIDA September 24, 2010 at 7:10 PM #

    Very Nice or Beautiful Pics….

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