We took an early morning ferry from Helsinki to Tallin, Estonia. This was an optional excursion, but it was TOTALLY worth it.
Not only did it check another country off my list, but it was such a great city. Estonia has gone through so much in it’s history. Russia and Europe fought over it for years. It’s finally independent, and they’re definitely making up for lost time. It had one of the most modern infrastructures we’ve ever seen. If I remember correctly, they even had free city-wide wifi.
There was a group of us who chose to go, but for the most part, we split off and did our own thing. We stumbled upon this cool building and paid a few euros to climb to the top.
Turns out, there wasn’t anything up there but a long hallway. haha. Still fun though.
Later, we found a tour company called Tallin Free Tour. It’s a free walking tour led by students, but they graciously accept tips. The tour was fantastic and our guide was very enthusiastic.
At the end of the day, we headed to St. Olaf’s church to climb to the top.
HAHA, random picture, but what is this face I’m making?
I highly recommend Tallin, there is so much history to see there. It’s a walled city, and much of it is still intact. It’s a great example of old meets new. Watch out world, Estonia is on the map!