2016 August

Russian Markets!

Fancy a little taster of Russian culture and traditions whilst you are in Tallinn!? Then look no further that the Russian Markets! Although the original site for the markets is undergoing somewhat of a dramatic renovation, so it might be a little different on your maps, but the markets themselves are still alive and kicking,…

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Lahemaa National Park!

Lahemaa National park is a must if you have time to spend in Estonia. Located some 70 kilometers from Tallinn, thick forests and picturesque coastlines await you if you make the trip! Lahemaa is home to many treasures, perfect for hiking or observing nature, you will find stony and sandy seashores, picturesque bogs, pine and cliff…

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Epic Coffee

Everyone loves coffee (or at least I think they do!) and what better way to start off your sight seeing around the Old Town that a nice strong cup of Java to get the brain online again… For that, I can recommend a cute and cozy little place called “Coffee Bar 10133”! Yes, slightly unusual name…

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Freedom Square

Freedom Square, also known as Vabaduse väljak in Estonian, has massive historic and cultural symbolism for Estonia. This open area at the edge of Old Town is a place of national symbolism and civic pride, as well as a favorite gathering spot for locals year round. The monument to the War of Independence was unveiled here on…

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Kakumäe

Kakumäe beach is not as well known as Pirita beach and is therefore less crowded, which is to say, you might have the beach to yourself, like I did when I went! The beach has relaxed atmosphere since most of the people there live in the local neighborhood, so it has quite a community feel…

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Rummu

Rummu is a weird one, pure Estonian, making the best of limited resources. This one is definitely off of the traditional tourist track… Located 45 km west from Tallinn, Rummu is essentially the remains of a disused a limestone quarry. Over the road, Murru Soviet Prison. Made the connection yet? The convicts once housed in the prison were…

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Pirita Promenade

The promenade runs from the edge of Kadriog park all the way, across the bridge by the sailing club, to Pirita beach. The promenade runs for about 2 kilometers stretching along the waterfront, offering spectacular views of the Tallinn’s rocky shoreline with the Old Town cityscape as a backdrop, great for photos! Sights along the way…

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Pirita Beach!

You can be forgiven for not associating Estonia with beaches, I think there is a misconception that Estonia is always cold, grey, and rainy (although this description better describes England in my mind!) When I first arrived, I too was surprised to learn that Tallinn had a beach, so obviously, being a curious person, I…

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Kumu!

Kumu, or the Art Museum of Estonia, is a definite must for all your art and culture aficionados of you out there! The building itself is an architecture marvel, its awesome, not sure when it was built and completed, but its a modern architectural treasure. Spread over 5 floors, Kumu is a great place to…

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