First day in Tallinn

Real quick, one picture from the art museum yesterday that I somehow accidentally left out.

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I got to my next hostel early, around 9:30am, too early to check in, but they still fed me pancakes and tea! How sweet!

The building is listed as a UNESCO historic monument.

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I wanted a nap but I forced myself out the door. No plans, just to see what I would find.

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I went to the tower museum, I think it was in the tower at the far right.

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Loved it! It gave the history of Tallinn, the major wars, and historical events.

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More wanderings through old town, maybe I’ll figure it out at some point?

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The old walls don’t completely encircled the city anymore, but there are lovely sections.

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The stairs led up to another fantastic view! I was lucky, while I was up there I got the only 5 minutes that it stopped raining all day.

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The girl at the hostel reception suggested I head across the train tracks and go to some great hipster shops and hangouts. But right before their renovated warehouse district, there’s the Russian markets. She told me this was a must.

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From the outside, it looked like I might get killed in there.
And on the inside was the most ridiculous amount of Russian junk. Towering stacks of accordions, old cameras (like the kind a person had to hide under a little cover!), so many old books, and anything you can imagine.
Soviet military uniforms.

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I was overwhelmed.

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I neared the trendier area and saw these cute train car cafes.

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I ducked in for a tea and a snack, mostly to escape the rain. The worst part of the day though was the 15 minute walk home. The rain and wind were so strong, I was completely drenched.
Calling it an early night with a hot shower and a book.

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