Estonia what? Yes – Estonia, the small little country next to Russia across the Baltic Sea/Gulf of Finland from Finland. Though it was only a day trip, we thoroughly enjoyed visiting Tallinn, the capital and central hub of Estonia. The adventure started at 11:30am on the Viking Express from Helsinki. The Viking Express is the size of a cruise ship and transports people, cars, cargo and big rigs across the Sea. The 2.5 hour boat ride was peaceful, entertaining and unique! There were buffets, bars, entertainment, casinos, karaoke and shopping on board – so needless to say the 2.5 hours flew by! Once we docked in Tallinn, we walked to The Old Town and started to explore. We ate in the Old Town Square where we tried bear. Yes bear! It was actually more tender than the lamb we ordered. At lunch, we learned that 50% of the population is Russian which is why there is a lot of architectural influences and culture apparent while touring the city. It was a quick trip, but we enjoyed our short time in Tallinn and would highly suggest anyone in the area to make sure to stop here for a couple hours! Here is a look at our day adventure!
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T.W.O. had the opportunity to take a day trip to Siena for business. Short on time and unlucky weather, T. was able to see the famous square where the Palio takes place each year, have a proper lunch, tour the Duomo, wonder the small streets of the Tuscan town and most importantly get a gelato! Here are some snapshots from her adventure.
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Most recently, half of T.W.O. got to travel to Rome for work – first time for T and it won’t be the last! Though only one of us went, that didn’t mean K wasn’t there with her in spirit. Like always – an itinerary was set and restaurants were researched. Here are some of the highlights of the trip!
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Cheerio London! It took us only a year to get back and this time we were able to see some neighborhoods and sites we didn’t get to explore last time. We did revisit a couple favorite spots – Borough Market + Big Ben! (Standard Tourist Photo Op) The Borough Market wasn’t in full swing last year since we went between Christmas & New Years. This time we got the real taste of it- Friday lunch hour mayhem. And boy did we have fun! Speaking of boys, there were a lot of them on their lunch hour grabbing a bit to eat with their mates. Continue reading “London….We’re Back!!”
While in Lisbon, we decided to take a day trip to Cascais. Cascais is a small beach town that used to be the former residence of the royal family. It took about 40 minutes by train, from Cais do Sodre station and costs under €10 round-trip. Well worth it! The train ride reminded us of the train from Orange County, CA to San Diego, CA because you are traveling along the coast the entire journey. Continue reading “Day Trip to Cascais, Portugal”
A glimpse of some neighborhoods of Lisbon:
This is a picturesque working class quarter dating from the 16th century that has traditionally been the city’s bohemian haunt of artists and writers. During the day, the streets are less crowded, but once night fall hits the Fado Houses are packed and restaurants filled with hungry people. Continue reading “Being a Tourist In Lisbon, Portugal”