Friday, March 27, 2015

Tallinn, Estonia: Orange, Yellow & Green Amber - March 2015

Old town Tallinn is undeniably charming. Walking through the cobblestone streets of the walled city it's like you are transported back hundreds of years. Girls in bonnets stir sugared almonds in wooden carts, and shop owners decorate their windows with fresh roses.

Peaked, pastel-colored shops hawk orange, yellow and green amber, and artisans invite you in to witness their craft. Singing and dancing in the town square is as common as the archery tents set up in the grass.

Lit by only candlelight, in the medieval taverns you can feast on plates of rabbit, boar, elk and bear while swallowing lager in heavy clay jugs.

Only a two-hour ferry ride from Helsinki, Tallinn is an easy escape to another time.


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