Two Days in Tallinn

Two Days in Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia (B)

We were in the midst of planning our trip to Helsinki and I was trying to see if there was anywhere close by that we could tack onto our trip (you know, to up the country number count). I was trying to get a sense of how close Riga was to Helsinki and then BOOM, there was Tallinn.

A bit of research and a couple of hours later and we were booked. Following our New Years trip to Helsinki for the World Junior Hockey Championships, we’d hop on over to take in Tallinn, Estonia.

So far in my travels I’ve had the opportunity to visit Belarus, Russia and a couple of other former-Soviet states, and there’s just something about Estonia: it’s not like the rest.

Estonia is a country with a long and rich history. I won’t delve too much into the details (that’s what Wikipedia is for), but I will share with you what surprised me the most: how modern it is.

Estonia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It’s bordered by the Gulf of Finland to the north, the Baltic Sea to the west, Latvia to the south, and by Lake Peipus and Russia to the east (source). With a population of 1.3 million (approx. 32% of Estonian live in the capital city of Tallinn) it is one of the least-populated countries in Europe. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Two Days in Tallinn
Guide Location: Estonia » Tallinn
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kate Slean
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Town of Tallinn
  • Raekoja Plats (Town Hall Square)
  • St. Nicholas' Church
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Viru Hotel