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Seto Kingdom Day Setomaa Estonia

Day 172 August 5th 2017 Kingdom Day As we continue to expound the wonderful service of Tourist Information Offices across the world – we find another standout. This time – Setomaa more precisely the town of Värska – which lead us to a unique day in the South East corner of Estonia. We learned along […]

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It’s Now or Narva

Day 171 5th August 2017 Up bright and early from our overnight stay out in the Estonian countryside after a bit of a kerfuffle about our credit card we headed out for a long drive. We were headed for the far north-eastern corner of the country and the city of Narva which is right against […]

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Old Believers and Onion Road Kolkja

Day 169 to 170 August 2nd and 3rd Old Believers and the Onion Road Hardly an enticing exotic name ” The Onion Road”. It was not the pull of onions and fish that excited me it was the settlements of Old Believers – past and present. Maybe it is just the name but the Old […]

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The King in His Alatskivi Castle Estonia

Day 169 August 2nd 2017 Alatskivi Castle Within a week we stayed at – A converted stable at Matsu Guest House A Fish processing plant at Viinitsu Art Hotel An Electricity Plant – at Elektra And now a Castle … Each had their delights but the Castle was the all round favourite. After a less […]

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Tartu for Two

Day 163 – 164 July 27th -28th  2017 Tallinn to Tartu – a slightly bumpy human time despite smooth transport connections. We glided through the number 40 bus, the number 4 tram and the bus to Tartu without a hiccup. Still a bit bumpy because I did not get breakfast till about 1pm, Chris was […]

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Tallinn Time

Days 161 to 162 July 25th and 26th Helsinki to Tallinn Leaving Helsinki while physically easy, with the ferry terminal a few hundred metres from our door was more difficult emotionally – I loved Finland and Helsinki was a beautiful gentle city. It took only a short ferry ride – alongside Finns travelling to Estonia […]

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