Returning from Germany, it was time to buckle down into the university life… assignments, classes, exams etc..
Who am I kidding? As soon as we arrived in Tallinn we stated planning day trips with our Erasmus friends.
The first of the day trips was travelling to Lahemaa National Park. Our local friend, Marina, kindly joined us and showed us the way. We drove in two cars, nine people (some rather hungover) and started the day fairly early. We drove to Lahemaa park and began our trek to the bogs and towards the National Park.
Having Tallinn’s Weather at its best – gloomy, cozy, over cast and very cold, we still managed to enjoy our walk through the park and were looking very much forward to a lovely lunch at Ruhe restaurant not far from the park.
It was a great way to spend some time with our Erasmus friends and it was definitely nice to escape the city life and be part of the nature. The air was fresh and clean and it just reminded me how wonderful it is to have such a variety of landscape so close to the city center. Surrounding Tallinn is amazing natural landscapes and best of all it doesn’t take that long to get there! This is definitely something very special about Tallinn.
Another great experience here in Tallinn was visiting the TV tower. They amazing free structure with an observational deck was built originally to improve telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. It stands at 314meters and provides an amazing view of Tallinn. I was lucky enough to be the only person going onto the observational deck so it felt like a personal tour on the observational deck and luckily the sun came out for just a few seconds and the view was absolutely breathtaking. The photos turned out amazingly but most of all, the experience was extremely fun and definitely a once in a life time experience.
After the visit to the TV tower – it was time for a delicious dinner at Tallinn’s number 1 restaurant, NOA. As a foodie, I was super excited to dine at this restaurant and I was amazed at the prices! Compared to Melbourne, it was a very rewarding and reasonable experience. I would highly recommend taking your friends and family here for a lovely dining experience.
Tallinn, though small, has so much to see and do. It never ceases to amaze me of the variety of activities that one can do while visiting Tallinn. Everyday, I’m falling that little bit more in love with this amazing city and country.
The adventure doesn’t stop here though… catch the next article on my travels to ITALY!
Author: Chervil Tan
Photos: Chervil Tan