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large_5550_14713334941945.jpgGloomy and damp introduction to Tallinn Old Town. View from city wall.
Today I bussed from Riga to Tallinn [Tallinn-travel-guide-944187] in Estonia. The 1000 departure meant that I could have a leisurely start, walking from the hostel to the station at 0930.

The 4h30 Lux Express bus ride was smooth and went quickly with two movies. Surprisingly the entire journey was on 2-lane roads (one in each direction) and not on motorways as with the journey from Vilnius to Tallinn.

Arriving in Tallinn, I braved the rain to go to the nearby tram station. I waited for the #2 tram to my hostel. The driver of the #4 tram saw that I wasn’t getting on and signalled to me that the #2 wasn’t running. So I had to take a taxi as the bus alternatives were good in wet weather. It was a little pricey at EUR8 and I realise that there is overcharging going on as in Vilnius.

The weather seemed OK after I had checked-in, so I ventured out for a walk around the old city, including a walk on the city wall. It drizzled on and off. Having only had a pastry and bread on the bus, I was famished. A lot of options were rather pricey compared to what I’ve become accustomed to in Riga and Vilnius. I settled for Indian. My tummy welcomed the chance to have rice and spice again!

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Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Estonia

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