If you ever have opportunity, go to Tallin!
I have visited it on the way from Helsinki to Latvia. It was my transit point between VIKING LINE FERRY I took from Helsinki and SimpleExpress Bus I was about to travel with to Riga.
I arrived with the ferry to the at midnight. The harbor isactually not very representative part of the city (at least at night, when I came at night, it does not seem friendly). Luckily it takes not longer than 10 minutes on foot to reach the city center, which gives totally opposite impression.
Tallin's old town is a fairytale place. Old buildings, small streets creating a maze, with lots of hidden staircases leading from lower to upper parts of the city and lots of passages through gates and gardens and all this is surrounded by massive walls.
What I really liked about the city was that everything is easily accessible. City is not very big, so use of public transportation isn't needed. (unless you are in a situation like myself, when you urgently nees a pair of fashionable sunglasses- I sat on the old ones, such an unlucky coincidence) Tickets for public transport can be bought on every newspaper stand- for more info click HERE .
The choice of restaurants, variations of coffee places and pubs is just impressive.The place I loved was Indian restaurant Chakra, Dubliner Pub and Boheem.
|sunrise in Tallin|
|on the border between old town and the city|
|one of the passages|
|one of the staircases|
|one of the gates|
|my lunch in Chakra|