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Tallinn - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

City Tour. Visit the Old Town, then visit to Kadriorg Palace

overcast 19 °C

We woke to a pea soup fog which lingered until mid morning, but at least it wasn't raining. We were the first down to breakfast and had finished before anyone else surfaced. By the time they had breakfast, they thought we had slept in!!


On the bus at 9am for our tour of the old city. We heard that Harry had gone to hospital to have treatment for his bug. Apparently he has had it for 6 days!

First we visited a huge outdoor stage where the Tallinn choir performs. It was huge and many international artists appear there.


Then we drove to the top and took photos overlooking the city and then meandered down through the old town. It is quaint and lovely.



The flower markets are beautiful, so fresh and lovely.


A local bride.


Local school children.


The town hall in Tallinn.


We had free time for lunch and we ate at a pizza restaurant. It was really nice and then Phil ordered a plate of pickled cucumbers and a shot of vodka.


Then five of us met our guide again and he took us to Kadriorg Palace. It was lovely and the gardens were beautiful. We were all very glad we made the effort to see this summer house built by Peter the Great.


It is a very popular place for brides to have photographs taken.


On the way back to the bus we passed this monument to a Russian battle ship that had been sunk.


We popped into the shopping center to try to find a Samsung shop that could change the battery in my tablet, but no luck. We might try in Riga.

Dinner tonight was a Scenic Enrich experience and we split into two groups. Some went to an international restaurant on one side of the town square and Phil and I chose to attend Balthasar Garlic Restaurant. On arrival, the smell of garlic was delicious and almost overpowering and Gail was freaking out as she doesn't like garlic. However, our meal was prepared especially for us and wasn't very garlicky at all. We had a nice evening.



Selfie, with washing in the background!

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