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Weather Update! Brrr!

It would seem that winter is already here! Yes, autumn seemed to be very brief compared to last year. Almost as I published my post about autumn being this wonderful assault on the sense of colour, smells and sights, its disappeared and winter has come early! Pretty much since the beginning of November the snow…

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Telliskivi Creative Hub!

Can’t believe I haven’t written about Telliskivi yet!! Located in a former industrial complex next to the Balti Railway Station, (near the Russian markets mention in a previous post!) on the borders between the City Centre, Pelgulinna and Kalamaja districts, is the creative centre of Tallinn. This is the largest creative centre in Estonia consisting…

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Green Bakery and REaD

A new discovery of mine! GreenBakery is a small and cozy cafe-bookshop orientated to offering vegan, lactose and gluten free foods. They have a delicious selection of vegan burgers, wraps, pizzas and pastries, fresh juices and smoothies! They also offer a daily lunch buffet. They also hold are regular events, music evenings, poetry nights and…

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Kadriorg!

Certainly one of my favorite places in Tallinn ever since I first discovered it all that time ago! It is the most outstanding green area in the center of the city, think of it as Tallinn’s Central Park. Among the beautiful nature you will find attractions like Peter the Great House where the Russian Tsar…

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Estonian Open Air Museum

This museum transports you back in time to when Estonia was a rural dream. The museum is a life-sized reconstruction of an 18th-century rural/fishing village, which comes complete with church, inn, schoolhouse, several mills, a fire station, twelve farmyards and  fisherman’s sheds. The site spans 79 hectares of land and contains 72 separate buildings and…

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Glögg !!!

Ohhhh yes, it is that time of year that I looked forwards to the most! Its the time of the year where its important to stay as warm as you can, inside and out and there is no better way to do this than to drink copious amounts of Glögg or Glögi! Also known throughout…

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Autumn Days

Ahh Autumn, definitely becoming by far my favorite season, especially in Estonia! Much like the rest of Europe, autumn is the time when things begin to slow down, the days begin to get shorter, the temperatures begin to drop, the leaves begin to change into the most beautiful colors; reds, greens, oranges, browns, all the…

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Tallinn TV Tower

Found some 6 kilometers outside out of the main city center near Pirita, Tallinn’s TV Tower (Tallinna teletorn) is a free-standing structure with an observation deck with 360 degree spectacular views! Standing at a height of 314 m (1030.2 ft), it seems every Baltic country has one, I’m not sure which country has the official claim to…

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Masters Courtyard

This has to be one of the Old Town most amazing courtyards, not to mention hidden from my tourists, it has certainly become one of my favorite places to be no matter the time of year.  This quiet courtyard in the Old Town is a little piece of Tallinn as it was centuries ago, when…

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Cubanita!

Fancy getting foot loose whilst in Tallinn? Fancy learning a few salsa steps? A total beginner or shy? Or do you prefer just going for a drink and people watching? Then Cubanita is the place for you! Spread over 3 floors this vast, Cubanita is a Cuban-style venue restaurant/lounge/café and live music venue all under…

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