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After nine years, we came back to Tallinn, Estonia. We were there 2007 for our honeymoon. This 2016, we came back with my cousin and aunt. This time I dare say that it’s one of my favorite European cities.

"That's our apartment!" said cousin. We were standing in an old fort.

“That’s our apartment!” said cousin. We were standing in an old fort.

It’s a small city that highlights its medieval heritage. I have heard that the country’s rural areas lag behind the cities (somewhat like Romania?), but Tallinn is pulsating and chic – in a medieval way! I like that the city romanticizes its medieval past – that distinguishes the city from other modern and rich European cities. And so many artwork in small shops – and not just cheap, touristy, made-in-china souvenirs.

These high cupboards made us feel like liliputians.

These high cupboards made us feel like liliputians.

I liked that we lived right in the Old Town, on Aia Street, just 100 meters from the popular and fashionable Viru Street (although Viru street was then under construction).

We lived near the iconic Viru Gate.

We lived near the iconic Viru Gate.

The funny thing about renting a three bedroom apartment was that none of us used the third room (same as we did in Riga). The apartment is fashionably old, with chandeliers and classical furniture and spacious rooms. Very pretty, in fact. But it felt spooky. Perhaps it’s because we know it’s an old building with many years of history – then that makes it spooky enough.

The bedroom nobody used.

The bedroom nobody used.

Anyway, this apartment had a smaller wash room and separate room for the toilet, which was quite small I felt claustrophobic.

The view from our window.

The view from our window.

The cupboards are too high up that we small liliputians could hardly reach plates and glasses.

We paid over 800 crowns each night for the stay, and our treat.

Aunt and I had early morning chats in this kitchen.

Aunt and I had early morning chats in this kitchen.

Tallinn is one of the few places I would like to come back to and spend a week writing or simply enjoying local life.

The Old Town is a Unesco world heritage site so I would like to assume that we actually lived in a Unesco worl heritage site. 🙂