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.
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