Day 7 – Tallinn, Estonia
Today our tour was called “Tallinn Walking Tour and Concert.” We had a very fun guide, who gave us interesting information and history about Tallinn. Then she walked us through the Old Town area and taught us more about life in Tallinn and the history of the medieval buildings. It was a really charming area with well preserved and interesting architecture.
We were treated to a short concert performed on traditional instruments such as a Lute and a hurdy-gurdy. Then we had some free time for shopping and purchased some mementos and gifts – I think this was a delightful place to visit and would not mind coming again and spending more time.
One thing we found interesting about Tallinn is that even though it is a medieval village it is also a huge technology hub. We would never have known but it’s known as the “silicon valley of Europe.” Twitter and lots of other things have gotten their start here. What an interesting history all the way round. It had been bombed in WW2, had a Russian KBG office where they would torture prisoners (something they are NOT proud of), and even an apartment where the devil supposedly got married (It’s not for rent… nobody lives in that particular apartment). So many stories from so many years.
I use “Google Photos” and it created a cool slide show of our day – hopefully it will display correctly:
Tomorrow we will arrive at Riga, Latvia, and look forward to what the city will bring us.