medieval towns in Europe and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
As our cruise ship prepared to dock,
we were greeted with a spectacular view of the fortified city!
Grey stone towers, red tiled roofs, and Russian onion domes pierced the sky.
I had not expected such a dramatic skyline for this small, little-known port city.
we found an abundance of cafes and pubs.
Travel guide books had advised us to avoid eating in the square
as it is usually overpriced, mediocre food aimed at tourists.
We opted instead for a taste of the local beer and a shot of Vana Tallinn.
The beer was refreshing, but the
amber liquor was dangerously delicious!
It had fiery, yet sweet, flavors of rum,
cinnamon, citrus, and vanilla!
Vana Tallinn is rarely sold outside of the Baltics and nearly impossible to find in the USA.
Definitely buy yourself a bottle while in Tallinn!!
we had lunch at a Russian-themed restaurant.
Then we wandered the streets looking for
souvenirs like amber jewelry.
we found ourselves near the edge of the city walls.
Many tourists were climbing up the towers
and walking along the ramparts.
Tallinn was a step back in time worth taking.
Although my feet were quite sore!