Tallinn, Estonia by Valerie Streif

Estonia, Tallinn Guide (B): Tallinn, Estonia by Valerie Streif

The first stop on my Eastern European month-long adventure was Tallinn, Estonia. My plan is to start in the north and work my way south, seeing as much as I can along the way. I bought a one-way ticket from Madrid to Tallinn in late April, making my plan official. 

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia, the northernmost of the Baltic states. It has a medieval charm to it, as it wasn’t bombed out during WWII. Tallinn has an extensive history of occupation by foreign powers – Scandinavian nations, Nazi Germany, and the USSR. 

I spent two days here in June of 2017 which was enough time to get a real taste of the historical city center and dive into the Baltic states before continuing on to Riga, Latvia. 

This hostel was an awesome welcoming atmosphere to kick off my two weeks of solo travel. They have a bar in the common area, a fully-equipped kitchen, security lockers and free tea and coffee. They also provide a towel upon check-in. 

They have happy hours where they sell local Estonian beers for €1! The common space is great to meet other travelers, many people were doing the same route as me so we could compare recommendations and ideas. Saku was the local Estonian beer I drank the most – it’s a lighter, drinkable lager. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Tallinn, Estonia by Valerie Streif
Guide Location: Estonia » Tallinn
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Red Emperor Hostel & Bar   Kompressor Pancakes   III Draakon   St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral   Town Hall Square   Raeapteek Pharmacy   Humalakoda Pub  
Author: Valerie Streif
Read it on author's website: https://valerie-michelle.com/2017/07/10/tallinn-estonia/