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Tallinn, Estonia: I Finally Know What A Medieval Town Looks Like

Estonia’s one of those places no one ever thinks about going to — unless you’re cruising the Baltic, in which case, it’s a guaranteed port-of-call.  For the rest of us, though, what the heck is there to do in Estonia?

I was wondering the same thing when I booked my ticket to Tallinn a few months ago. Everything I researched said that Tallinn was an medieval town, but having never been to a medieval town (the closest medieval experience I’ve ever had was at Medieval Times), I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Sometimes, however, having no real expectations of a city is what really allows me to have the pants charmed off of me!  Tallinn’s old town was so cute with its windy cobbled streets, castle remains, and ancient architecture.

The old town really does look medieval (they’ve done such a great job of retaining the look from the 15th and 16th century).  You can even still see the old city wall!

I loved that the old town was walkable and that some of the people were dressed for the medieval period!

Kimmy actually felt like we were walking through an amusement park at times.  The coolest part, though, was the random courtyards we’d find that were playing soft jazz.  Maybe we just went at the right time, but it was quite lovely to have an afternoon stroll and find some jazz living up the atmosphere.  If we had more time, I’d have loved to sit in one of the cafes, enjoy the music, and sip a latte.  I just love Europe!

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EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION - July 23, 2012 - 2:14 pm

You sure do love Europe:)..the photos looks great:) and wait for me:)..I will be there soon:P

Cheers

Just Wanderlust - July 23, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Haha you’re right! I do love Europe and often dream about moving there! The ironic thing is that I am admitting that as I sit in a Japanese/Peruvian restaurant in Argentina… Although I have to admit if all the food here tasted as good as it does at this place I’d consider moving here, too! 😉

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