Articles with tag: north europe cruise

Sometimes it is not so easy to discover new cities and especially tell other people about it. Although, it is very interesting. After all, you may agree that walking around and watching the local attractions, visiting a couple of museums, trying local dishes in a diner - this standard tourist set...
Almost every large city of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe can "boast" of a large number of abandoned industrial buildings. It is what it is, state-run economy is gone, and production at these industrial monsters became unprofitable. That's how these buildings appeared to be...
Tallinn is definitely one of the most photogenic cities throughout the former Soviet Union. Miniature Old Town, well-preserved ancient walls and towers, the proximity of the sea - all this makes the capital of Estonia very attractive for travelers and photographers from around the world. The...
This time I'd like to tell you about my evening promenade down the streets of Old Tallinn with dinner in one of the beer restaurants. The easiest way to reach the Old Town is by taxi. Prices are not small (from 10 Euros as of 2013). Once I'll definitely take a walk through all towers of the...
It is not a secret that the capital of Estonia is located on the winding shore of the Gulf of Finland. There are many islands and peninsulas nearby. Once there were many fishing villages. More recently, during the Soviet era, most of these territories served as a closed border zone. Now things...
There is one special place in the capital of Estonia. It was conceived and built by the Germans, the Swedes used to live there and the Russians destroyed it. Moreover, they destroyed it so effectually that now it is considered an important landmark of independent Estonia. It is not...
We continue walking around the Patarey Sea Fortress (Patarey Sea Fortress - the Darkest Side of Tallinn. P.1). We suddenly met a slightly plumpish middle-aged man with a camera around his neck in one of the hallways. He expertly began to tell us that wards next to the hospital...
To our own surprise, we decided to visit the Patarey Sea Fortress in Tallinn. Though I understand that accidents are not accidental... That was my idea to visit the Patarey Sea Fortress instead of a sightseeing tour of the Tallinn's Old Town. I read on the Internet a brief history of...
Walking around Tallinn, I unexpectedly noticed a giant abandoned construction by the sea. It was something like a huge prehistoric mound almost merging with the horizon of the gray sea and city panoramas. Of course, I hastened to explore the strange building closer. That's how I got acquainted...
One of the main purposes of our July trip to Normandy was to visit places that commemorate the landing of allied forces and the opening of the Western Front 70 years ago. The traces of the Second World War have been well preserved in Normandy, and carefully eyed today. This was the scene of a...

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