|I want to be a Dramaturg, sounds suspiciously similar to the Estonian for Station Market.|
|Need any garlic?|
|I think the Brits will understand this more than anyone else.|
|The old Communist Party Headquarters in Tallinn.|
|This was the desk of the hotel manager. The red phone was a direct line to either the KGB or Communist Party headquarters. The large phone to the right was extra large in order to hold anti-buggin equipment.|
|This is the sign to the room above. it says (in Estonian and Russian) THERE IS NOTHING IN HERE..|
|A spy camera placed inside the walls of the rooms.|
|Tom, giving his best Soviet look.|
|The Russian Orthodox church at night.|
|This is that really cool pub I mentioned. I WANT ONE!|
|Tom and I got made fun of by the bar ladies for playing cards.|
We went back to our hostel room to watch movies, eat pizza and drink beer. Now, the story of the pizza. We asked the girl at the desk to order us a pizza and have it delivered. It should have only been 5 euros. Well when it finally arrived, 90 minutes after ordering it, we found out there was a 5 euro delivery charge on top of that. AND, when we opened the pizza it is was stone cold, small and very thin; and all for the low low price of 10 euros! We ended up eating it, then going to McDonald's for more dinner. But the beer we bought from the hostel was good.
|Tom leaving for Russia. Sadness.|
Tallinn was a major trading centre for hundreds of years. Larger buildings in the old town still show evidence of this. The beams sticking out of the buildings in the three pictures above are winches used for pulling goods up into second and third floor storage areas or stone (fire resistant) buildings.
In conclusion: I loved Estonia and would like to go back some day. Nearly every Estonian spoke Estonian, Russian and (very good) English, making it very easy to communicate. I would defiantly recommend it to anyone wanting to go to eastern Europe.