Estonia, Tallinn Guide (B): Two Days in Tallinn
Tallinn and Estonia were never on my radar. To be honest, I never thought about them. Ever.
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.
I didn’t know what to expect from this former-Soviet state but I was completely blown away.
Not your average former-Soviet state: About 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.
I kind of assumed that it would be but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
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 ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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