Wormhole

Trip Start Aug 08, 2006
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Trip End Oct 08, 2006


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Friday, September 15, 2006

After arriving in Tallinn it took me some time to find a place to exchange my money and to get myself a map of the city. At first I thought that a map would help, but it was really confusing me more than anything, the streets in Tallinn are so twisted that if you get distracted for a short moment, the one you are following might make a smooth 90 degree turn and you suddenly catch yourself walking in the wrong direction. And also it happened at least once that I saw a street split in two and both branches retain the original name... I lost quite a lot of time trying to find my way everywhere.
Anyway, in the first day after finally arriving in my host's (Eeva) place, she cooked for us (me, her two Swedish guests and one Estonian friend) and then we partied in the usual European style (drink a lot at home, go to a bar, then to another, another...), but the places were quite unusual (for me) - especially remarkable was the first bar, an underground place that looked very much like a castle dungeon.
The next day when the hangover was gone and I was walking alone around the old town, I found out that everything there feels like you just stepped in a wormhole into the past. It has some exceptionally well preserved medieval structures, and these set the mood for everything else. Some restaurants even had the waiters dressed in medieval style and some people equally garbed playing medieval music in front of them, using really weird instruments.
The second night I went out with Karin, another HC member for some drinks and then spent another day in the old town. This time I even could eat in a restaurant (I suddenly became a rich man when I moved from Scandinavia to the Baltics) and it was really good. You can't beat being alone in a dark, rustic place, with everyone dressed like in old times, ancient maps drawn on the walls, menu in old-fashioned English, eating boar meat and drinking mead from a clay jug. A really perfect day, especially counting another night out with Eeva and co., Karin and her French guests. Too bad I had to leave on the next day (find out where to in the next post).
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rac
rac on

VÍ lŠ, hein!
Olha o alcoolismo na juventude!

emussoi
emussoi on

Passageiro do Tempo
Hicão,

Meu filho, esta já deve ser a terceira vez que eu tento escrever para você, mas já se sabe como eu sou com as máquinas, não é?

Quase fiquei de cama quando vi a sua 'casinha', no meio da rua, passando frio. Titia imaginou um mundo tão cruel que por pouco não peguei um avião com cobertor para esquentá-lo...

Brincadeiras à parte, estou AMANDO seus relatos! Orgulho de Titia, na aventura, no texto e no inglês.

Continue seu caminho de andarilho que eu daqui faço as preces ao Todo Poderoso.

Saudades e beijos, beijos, beijos...

marja
marja on

Cozy town!
Lovely photos ... looks like taken from a fairy tale! You even turned a rich man! Yes, I think definitely your godmother abandoned you that night on the bus stop ...

delusp
delusp on

Vida boaa
Fala H! Lugares lindos que vc tem ido! Trekking domingo, bora!? hehe Continue as aventuras aí! Abração

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