I’ve wanted to visit the Baltics since 2008. I was living in Prague at the time and had the Lonely Planet Eastern Europe guidebook. I remember reading that one of the countries had a Frank Zappa statue and I thought to myself that I just had to go. Fast forward to 2017 and I got the chance to spend a few hours in Tallinn! It was seriously such an amazing city, I still can’t believe how beautiful it was.
We took a ferry from Helsinki harbor since we got some crazy cheap tickets and grabbed a shot from the boat right before we left. Isn’t the Helsinki skyline lovely?!
I also loved the view from the boat as we pulled out of Helsinki. The coastline was filled with colorful buildings, tiny islands and bits of ice.
When we arrived we were greeted with the most amazing old city! Usually before I visit a new city I spend loads of time reading blogs and guidebooks, building up a picture in my head of what it’s going to be like. This time though I didn’t read anything before visiting. I really had no idea what to expect and was absolutely blown away when we arrived at how amazing the city was.
It’s like the city had been left behind in time – in the most delightful way imaginable. There were hardly any tourists and the old city lacked the kinds of bulk touristy tack that old cities usually have.
This Russian Orthodox Cathedral was stunning, I don’t think my picture can do it justice and the inside was even better!
Old town red roofs melt my heart everytime. Since we only had a few hours before our boat left to return to Helsinki we only visited the old town but that’s pretty much all I needed to fall in with Tallinn.