We started do go away for a few day’s each year after we got married & had previously been to Bratislava & Krakow & in 2007 it was the turn of Tallinn.
Almost twenty years since shedding the Soviet yoke, Estonia still pulsates with the excitement and adrenaline of a fledgling state – and nowhere more so than in its dynamic capital Tallinn. After centuries of foreign rule, Estonia’s have finally got control of their country and they’re determined to enjoy every minute of it. In fact, with the economy booming, cultural events rife, and a restaurant and night-life scene that keep going from strength to strength, Tallinners have never had it better! Throw in a UNESCO-listed Old Town, a scattering of Gothic spires, a Medieval castle, Tsar’s Palace and a couple of sandy beaches by the Baltic, and it’s little wonder that us foreigners want a slice of the action too! Let us be your guide to this amazing city and you’re sure to find plenty of great hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, and places to have fun. As well as giving you the low-down on all of the above, we’ll also dish out some top travel info and tips, helpful language hints (for impressing the locals) and keep you up to date with the latest news and events in the city.
What we noticed firstly was the amazing buildings in the old town & the cobbled streets. It’s so picturesque & so green. We spent the time walking around & following the guide books as to what to see.
We went over to Helsinki on the ferry it was really easy to get to & about 90mins & not overly expensive. It also ticked off another country off the list!
On our last night we met a few the Estonian Cricket Association players & got chatting over a beer or 2, I think there was a couple of shots as well! And the rest as they say is history!
Tallinn is beautiful in the snow & they even play Ice Cricket!!
5 years down the line we’ve been back every year.
Drink Baar is run by an Englishman James Ramsden (Master Brewer) Bradford City supporter (please don’t hold that against him!) where you can find fantastic food at great prices & an amazing selection of beers & ciders, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Vaike Karja 8, Tallinn. They do fantastic fish & chips & a must is the Estonian garlic bread & the handmade crisps with various flavourings.