|William has fun at the airport!|
a) Greg collects countries like I collect Pandaora, and he hadn't had a new one in awhile
b) it sounded quiet and relaxing, a good antidote to life in Paris
3 (this is an in joke) we could get there in under 3 hours by plane and William still flies for free
|Taking a tram ride in Helsinki|
|William's first ball room!|
Not so much Tallin, at least for Greg. We walked to our hotel, a short distance from the port and it was very pretty. Tallin is like a picture book village from Medieval times, all pretty colors and stone walls and quaintness. We really liked that part, but so did loads of other people. And Greg hated all the shops and to be honest he was right, there were too many. We did do a walking tour of the town, and took in the occupation museum which was very well done. We took William on "Toomas" the tourist train which he loved. We also ate at an 'authentic' Medieval pub where everything cost one euro. I thought at that price it would be pretty bad, but it was better than pretty good! We ate soup and stuffed pastry things fresh from the stone oven, and drank beer from pottery mugs. They had the place done up all dark and Medievally, and the staff wore costumes. It was touristy but fun.
Next we rented a car to drive off into the wilds of Estonia. You should have seen the hunkajunk we got! Dented, scratched, hubcaps missing, the side view mirror casing dropped off one day. Our hotel told us that it is pretty typical for an Estonian rental. Yeeikes! At least we didn't worry much about it as what was one more scratch? No matter, the car worked so off we went.
|On the boardwalk in Haapsalu|