Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Touring Tallin

After two whirlwind days in Russia, Tallin's low-key vibe was very welcome. We explored the medieval town with some of our cruise dinner table buddies.

This town is gorgeous. I love the old buildings and ornate cathedrals.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

We took a walk around the city walls and were rewarded with some great views.

Our classiest moment of the day was when we stopped in a shop to grab a local specialty, honey beer. Apparently drinking in public is fine as long as you cover your bottle in a brown paper bag. I felt like a bum, but it tasted so good!!

Enjoying our honey beer

Our last stop before heading back to the boat was a tiny restaurant for a late lunch. The tourist information center recommended it, and I'm so happy they did. The name translated to Grandmother's Kitchen. It was home-cooked comfort food at its best. We had the veggie dumplings, marinated herring and blini with caviar. Who's surprised?

Tallin was a great city to explore made all the better by good weather and great company.

Read about our other ports of call:
First port: Copenhagen, Denmark
Second port: Stockholm, Sweden
Third port: Helsinki, Finland
Fourth port: Saint Petersburg, Russia (day 1, day 2)
Sixth port: Gothenburg, Sweden

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