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Posted March 11th, 2013 - 10:49 pm by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
Bonjour everybody!

4 months at home is just like prison. Thank godness soon Easter holidays. I've got 10 days to go from border of Germany to Tallin hitchhiking. I was thinking: ,,Yeah, I've 10 days, where I wanna go. Holland? Belgium? Croatia? It's very good direction (especially Holland and another trip inside, if you know what I mean;) but...holy smoke! Why not Estonia?! I heard about beautiful blue eyes, many, maaaaany smiling girls and of course cider, which I like. Ok, I've my direction. Shit, I must to stop talking to myself...". So, I think journey from Szczecin to Tallin will take me 2 days. I expect an honest answer from you - in Estonia are still a fantastic place outside the capital, it is better to go to Riga or Vilnius?
I am 100% sure of it, but I've only 10 days, and I wants te see BEST place in this part of world. So...I like castles, beautiful, incredible landscapes, Old Towns and strange things like Masoch Cafe in Lviv (yup, this guy, who ,,create" sado-maso!:D), the biggest frying pan in the world or just strange things (you know when it's strange, when you saw this and then you say: Holy crab, what this guy smoking?! Amaaaaaaaazing.)

So, can you help me? Which direction, city, places is the best for couple days in Estonia and Latvia, Lithuania?

And I think tent breaking is legal in those countries? I know it's -5 outside, but whatever, I'm from Poland :D

Posted March 13th, 2013 - 10:51 am by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
Anybody? :D

Posted March 13th, 2013 - 11:06 am by from Horsens, Denmark (Permalink)
:D laughed while reading this.

So hey, not sure I quite understood this "in Estonia are still a fantastic place outside the capital, it is better to go to Riga or Vilnius? " ..you do know Riga and Vilnius are not in Estonia, right? :D Or you meant that if some estonian says "yeah everything sucks in here, go somewhere else" then you'd go out of this country?
lol, when anyways, if you're interested in strange or cool things, then I'd recommend you Jägala juga, which is about 25km east from Tallinn. It's quite lovely stream of water in every season.
Then, I am myself a fan of Tartu, which is the 2nd biggest city in Estonia. The old town is nice. Also, while you're in Tartu and it's cold outside, there's this science house called Ahhaa nearby, which is for every age. Quite cool to test some physics stuff etc. (www.ahhaa.ee)
Mmmm.. if you're looking for some nice landscapes, then probably go south. That's where the highest hills are (you guys call them bumps on the roads, but yeh for us they're mountains). For example, some places are gorgeous like Urvaste and Otepää.

Yeh, that's about it. :)

Posted March 13th, 2013 - 12:34 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
Thank you!
nice information for the summer too :-)

Posted March 13th, 2013 - 10:23 pm by from Wroclaw, Poland (Permalink)
Of course I know that Vilnius and Riga aren't in Estonia :P
And I'm REALLY sorry if it sounded that Estonia isn't cool,
is pretty damn cool, so I'm going there, but any guidebook doesn't tell me what are the good city in the country as how can tell me residents. For example Poland is good country for even 3-4 weeks!but is many better direction than ONLY Poland ;)

Jägala juga looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

Bumps on the roads,I'm disarmed hahaha:P

Thanks for information :)

Posted March 17th, 2013 - 10:22 pm by from Lolland, Denmark (Permalink)
Hey!
I also suggest you to check out castle ruins in Viljandi, which is in South of Estonia. There you can enjoy nice landscape, beautiful view and walk on a cool suspension bridge. The city itself is also nice, but at this time of the year rather quiet, there is a folk festival in the summers, so that's when the city is truly alive.
And for the Old Towns, I really feel like Tallin's Old Town is a place you'd like to explore. It is one of my favourite places in Estonia.
I hope you're going to like your stay in Estonia! :)

Posted March 17th, 2013 - 10:42 pm by from Lomza, Poland (Permalink)
cześć!

Poza Tallinem niewiele widziałem w Estonii jak dotąd choć pewnego dnia musi to się zmienić. :) z tego co widziałem na uwagę zasługuję wyspa Saarema - największa a prawie bezludna. to co mi spodobało się najbardziej to zamek zakonny w Kurasaare i miejsce gdzie spadł meteoryt (krater a w nim małe jeziorko).
po drodze jesli zdarzy Ci się zatrzymać pod Rygą jest Salaspils a tam warto poszukać pomnika mówiącego o chwale oręża polskiego bo to Kircholm 1605. jest napis na tablicy po polsku!

jesli chcesz mozesz zatrzymac się na nocleg tranzytowy u mnie w Łomzy.

Mariusz

Posted July 30th, 2013 - 9:31 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted July 30th, 2013 - 9:39 am from Rakvere, Estonia
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