Tallinn Journals

A Weekend in Tallinn

A March 2010 trip to Tallinn by koshkha

Swissotel Photo, Tallinn, Estonia More Photos
Quote: Early March is a far from perfect time to go to Tallinn. With snow everywhere and temperatures of -3C, a lot of the attractions just don't make sense and many are closed.

Bossanova

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Restaurant | "Sharks and Pizza"

Bossanova Photo, Tallinn, Estonia
Quote:
Perhaps I wasn't paying attention when we went to Bossanova in Tallinn because I totally failed to spot that it was supposed to be a Brazilian restaurant. It might have been the cold or the ridiculously early start we'd had flying over that morning but I wasn't very alert. If I'd known it was Brazilian then you wouldn't have seen me within a mile of this place. I sometimes eat at a Brazilian place in Portugal and the 'dead animal on a skewer' approach and 'there's no such thing as too much meat' philosophy really doesn't appeal to my fishitarian tendencies. Fortunately I didn't know, so I wasn't stopped from enjoying a pleasant lunch at this restaurant, right on the Town Hall Square in the heart of Ta...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 22, 2010

Bossanova
Raekojaplats, Kinga 1
Tallinn, Estonia
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Swissotel

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Hotel | "Not a Cow Bell or Cuckoo Clock to be Seen"

Swissotel Photo, Tallinn, Estonia
Quote:
Last year I won a voucher for two nights at the Swissotel in Tallinn but it had to be used before April. Tallinn in early March is not for the faint-hearted and I think I'd probably have not gone at all so early in the year if it weren't for knowing there was a super-plush hotel waiting for us. ~Finding the Hotel~With almost every street name pretty much unpronounceable, the prospect of having to find the hotel was a bit of a worry. The lady in the info booth at the airport told us to "get off at the fourth bus stop and carry on in the direction of the bus" and we realised it couldn't be too tricky. Sure enough, by the time we'd passed the second bus stop we could already see t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 10, 2010

Swissotel
Tornimae 3
Tallinn, Estonia 10145

Tallinn with the Tallinn Card

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Story/Tip

The Old Town Hall Photo, Tallinn, Estonia
Quote:
I usually like to prepare really well for any trip away, spending ages looking up all the attractions, working out how to get around the city and planning out my visit but time ran away from me and on the day before we were due to leave for Tallinn I was totally clueless about what to see when we got there. My research had pretty much stalled when I checked the weather reports and saw that the 'highs' (I use the term loosely) were predicted to be minus 3C. Somewhat less inspired than I should have been by discovering how cold it would be, I did a very quick bit of research on travel sites, official and not so official, and tracked down the Tallinn Card which seemed include everything that ...Read More