Tallinn - Go Beyond the Usual!
Travel envy is that so worthwhile condition your friends suffer from after hearing tales of your last trip or your upcoming extravaganza. Is anything more satisfying than sending your friends green with envy? No, we thought not. But how about somewhere really different for your next trip? Somewhere off the beaten track, so to speak, but not so far off it's an unsealed wreck that smacks your suspension for six. We're talking Tallinn, a little goldmine of a soon-to-be tourist hotspot that will shoot you well-ahead in the friend one-upmanship stakes.
Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia, a tiny country right next to Finland. Relatively untouched through years of Soviet indifference, Tallinn's Old Town is a remarkably well preserved slice of history. It's now a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a European City of Culture for 2011.
Tallinn is up there, and if you're thinking romantic breaks, the time to go is now.
First placed on a map in 1154. The Tallinn of today is a pop-up fairy tale book of medieval castles, guildhalls, cobblestoned streets and cute cafes.
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