When considering top destinations in Europe, Tallinn certainly does not cross your mind. It should.
Before setting off on my weekend in Helsinki and Tallinn, I suspected Helsinki would be the favorite and Tallinn a stop on the way. Helsinki did not meet expectations and Tallinn surpassed dreams.
Beautiful skies greeted us on the first evening in Old Town. I soon realized why many couples selected Tallinn for destination weddings. Tallinn made me want to sip a glass of
wine grape juice and cuddle under a blanket by the fire with my favorite people.
I spent nearly three days exploring Old Town. Tallinn has more to offer than its medieval center, but I was content spending all my time exploring cobblestone alleys, discovering city lookout points, climbing to the top of cathedrals, and sitting in cafes.
And there was a lot of sitting in cafes…and restaurants and pubs and markets.
Take the Chocolate Cafe as an example. The hot chocolate and chocolate cake were so good that I returned two more times.
Or Olde Hansa, a candle-lit medieval restaurant where they call you by your true title — King or Queen. The waitresses treat you like royalty and the food reflects your newly-pronounced royal status.
Kompressor offers delicious, massive, and inexpensive pancakes. No dinner is necessary with a brunch at Kompressor.
Beautiful buildings, quiet streets, friendly locals, and perhaps a peaceful sunset will greet you after one of the many delicious meals offered in Tallinn.
What is the honest truth about this often-overlooked Estonian city? You cannot go wrong in Tallinn.
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