Port Of Call
Last Summer Tallinn was my favourite port of call on our cruise with Celebrity. I had never visited Tallinn before and I knew I was going to love it as soon as I spotted the most spectacular flower market in the town. We wandered effortlessly past the array of colours and scents, snapping beautiful images and just enjoying the scenes. I had never seen rows of colourful, fresh roses displayed like this before and I was disappointed that I could not buy any to take away and enjoy. Simply because one is forbidden to take any of the sort back on board a cruise ship.
I must state that we did have our Four-year-old with us and luckily she is a good explorer because Tallinn is really a city that needs to be discovered on foot. Be prepared for a lot of walking. Uphill. I am not sure Tallinn could be enjoyed with children any younger unless you have a good off road buggy to cope with the cobbles and slim alleys around the city. That being said there is still plenty to enjoy in the centre including street entertainers and horse and carriage rides.
I just had a lovely memory of sitting in the main square and watching Olivia banter along with the street clown. Perfect for a spot of people watching, we ordered a tapas board and drank beer. Olivia loves to eat olives, meats and bread so we had no trouble in denting her appetite either. Free wifi in all of the establishments means I was able to snap great pictures with my Olympus Pen and upload them instantly to social media. The eating did not stop there! With so much local delicacy on offer, we grabbed a bag of sweet hot nuts from a street vendor.
You may have noticed that I have not spoken much about the buildings in Tallinn, I thought it would render apt to follow up with a separate post as we took a lot of images of the stone walls, colourful houses and built up alley ways. We walked miles snapping memories and taking in the sites. We also climbed to the top of a fort (a view point in town). It was so steep and full of stone man made steps which are hundreds of years old, we also climbed hundreds of steps and Olivia thought she was experiencing a real life fairytale.
We visited Tallinn for one day as it was a port of call with Celebrity UK. With still so much more to see and do we have decided to add it to our bucket list of city breaks. Ahoy Sailor.
You can catch a glimpse of Tallinn by clicking here in one of our recent travel videos!