August 17, 2015

Holiday Day Five - Tallinn

Hi Everybody,

This is now Day Five and on the 4th August we arrived at the most magical place you can imagine

Tallinn is simply beautiful

When we got there the sun was shining and it was hot.

The weather has been so kind to us on this cruise as the area is not renowned for hot sunshine.

But today it is glorious and what a place to be
This Medieval city is full of cobbled streets with glimpses of a lovely church at almost every turn

Some of the streets have tables lining them for you to sit and people watch as you sip some coffee in the warm sunshine

Others have markets along the edge and if you look at this photo you can see a wooden walk way along the top

They sell woollen jackets, beautiful lace and lots of amber made into necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings and  at reasonable prices.

But haggling is not generally accepted in this part of the world.

We have never been here before but it has to be one of the nicest places I have ever been.

This was a bakery and it is so narrow and bursting with goodies inside

My advice to you would be to wear flat shoes though if you go to visit Tallinn as the cobbles on every road can be hard work and tiring if you walk a lot.


We visited St Marys' Cathedral which has more than 100 coats of arms adorning the walls.

And this one is the Nevski Russian Orthodox Cathedral with its onion domes at the top

A truly magical experience and one you will immediately love if you ever get the chance to visit.

The highlight of this Baltic cruise is coming as we head for two wonderful days in St Petersberg

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx













14 comments:

  1. Hi Christina, you make it so real you bring all of us along with you, thanks for sharing it with us
    Cheers Kaye

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  2. Tallin certainly looks fascinating, so far everything you have shown makes me want to go on the same cruise.

    Michele

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  3. Yes I agree a fantastic city Tallinn! And you will not believe your eyes when you get to Petersburg!! Truly amazing ,the Hermitage is soooo beautiful,inside and out ,and all the palaces and churches. Look forward to your pictures and comments about this city too Christina. Take care Jane B.

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  4. Hi Christina, you a certainly a good ambassador for this cruise as I want to go myself.
    Love Val in Spain x

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  5. thanks Christina, I am so enjoying your daily episodes of your lovely Baltic holiday and look forward to reading about St Petersburg
    thanks for sharing
    lyn

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  6. Good Morning Christina :) What an AWESOME place! And, it does look magical! I am sooooooo enjoying your travels. Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to tomorrow's post and story! Enjoy a beautiful day! Big Hugs.

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  7. This cruise is now on my list of things to do! All I have to do now is persuade my other half and save some cash! xx

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  8. Hi Chrisrina
    All I can say is WOW - it looks amazing. No wonder you enjoyed it. That is just my kind of thing - visiting places steeped in history. Look forward to tomorrow's journey.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  9. Picture book perfect place...thanks for the mini tour!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  10. This looks absolutely stunning Christina, that cathedral is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us. Pat x

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  11. Hi Christina, it all looks amazing thanks for sharing. Take Care Melody xxx

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  12. Glad to hear you having such an amazing time....luv Ursula xxx

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  13. Looks like a fabulous time. Beautiful pics.

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