09.08.11 – Emma and I were playing tour guides for my sisters Kim and Jackie this past week. We only had a week so we planned one day trip. Tallinn, Estonia is a great choice because you can travel over in the morning, spend 5-8 hours in the city and then return in the evening. We took the Nordic Jet Line, a catamaran jetboat which cuts the travel time from 3 hours to 1.5 hours, which added a bit of excitement from the very beginning.
We spent most of our time in the Old Town which has more than enough shops, restaurants and beautifully restored and maintained architecture. The Old Town is easily accessible from the ferry port, just a short walk, and although cars are allowed in some parts, the area is primarily a pedestrian zone. Here’s a great list of “must see sights” for the city.
It’s hard to suggest what to do while there because most everything is enjoyable. The shops are nice, food was good and people are friendly. We did stop in a Medieval Torture Museum which was more spooky then entertaining. If you want to hit a museum, I would suggest the Estonian Maritime Museum, located in the historic Fat Margaret cannon tower.
We had a great time and I would recommend the trip to anyone.
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