So the legend goes…

This place is straight out of a children’s medieval story book. I love it. It appeals to both my 10 year old history buff self, and my alcoholic 26 year old reject’s self. I don’t have a lot of time in the next few countries – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, as they are simply stop gaps to not paying so much in Norway, but so far so good!
The first night I arrived I joined the pub crawl… epic. Typical James, got into a fight, drank wayyyy too much, danced the night away, wrecked my shin on some ninja steps, woke up the next day at 2pm… eugh.
That wasn’t enough to slow me down though and I somehow got to see all of Tallinn’s most beautiful (read: all of them) sights and experiences in a few hours on a busted leg and nursing my head.
Some of this stuff is unreal but i have to admit that climbing up Saint Olaf’s church steps to the very top on my leg and after doing so many slut drops the previous night was probably the hardest single thing I’ve done this trip. Eugh.
I will admit that when I walked into the Epping Tower Museum and saw all the armour and weapons around I immediately thought about Skyrim and was tempted to put the bucket on the girl’s head and loot the place…
I have to say the best part of Tallinn was all the amazing authentic restaurants. I ate 4/8 meals in one place called the 3 Dragon’s… The ladies are all in traditional medieval garb, they stay in character, there’s no electricity, you have to spear for your pickles, and the menu consists of 4 different items… and all of them are amazing: Ox Ribs, Ox sausages, Elk soup (amazing) and Elk or Cabbage pies… wow just wow.
Anyway, here are some slightly tilted hungover snaps I took while trying to not die in the streets of Tallinn.

 

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Now… Onto Latvia !