Tallinn was our second trip after Helsinki. Thus, we left Helsinki on a frosty morning of February and arrived about 3 hours later in this extraordinary city. The Finland Sea was frozen and made the journey very captivating.
The first view of Tallinn was its port with its majestic cruise ships that continue to fill and empty following the rhythm of the tide. Indeed, Tallinn is a popular destination for Finnish people who come regularly to stock up on alcohol and spend a day drinking with their friends. It is not surprising for a Finnish person to return completely drunk after their visit to Tallinn.
After emerging from a Finnish crowd, we walked to our hotel in the Old Town of Tallinn. During this trip, we were delighted to book the luxury suite of the hotel. Well I must say that the prices were so affordable that even with a student’s budget it was possible to feel like Royalty for a weekend. Our stay was made unforgettable by the sheer size of the room, the exquisite breakfast and the spa, which was almost always empty.
It was in a state of bliss that we went to visit the old town of Tallinn and we fell under its charm. The beauty and tranquillity of the old town contrasted with the activity and the architecture of the new city. The ancient places of worship, government buildings and old houses imposed their characters in front of the impersonal glass and steel buildings. The Old Town is the heart of the tourist attraction.
During our visit, the city was covered and even half-hidden by snow. But this never encroached on the beautiful scenery and instead brought an air of wonder to this trip. We strolled aimlessly among the streets without really knowing where we were going. Just an immense desire to wander in the heart of the city to discover its secrets.
One of the most important discoveries was the Olde Hansa restaurant where you are encouraged to eat with your hands, as in the Middle Ages. The meals were delicious and the decor was most exotic, especially the toilets, which were our topic of conversation for many days.
Finally after three days in Tallinn, it was time to take the ferry to Helsinki.
Tallinn is a place to discover. Whether in summer or winter its charm is still present.
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