The November trip was in 3 European capitals and lasted for about 1 week. The first stop was in Riga from where we took the plane to Tallinn and to continue to Helsinki by boat of tourists. I am writing to you the specifics of each city.
The capital city of Latvia, founded in 1201, is characterized by a unique architecture called Art Nouveau and precisely for this reason the capital of Letonis is otherwise called the Paris of the Baltic. In the narrow streets and streets paved with cobblestones illuminated by faint lights, it looks like a spell. Riga is called and the city of museums, there are about 50 such. It is a real magic in winter when snow covers the roof of this city, while in summer the squares are filled with enthusiastic tourists from this place. He reminded me of Prague but is a bit more assembled and a little smaller.
Living was relatively expensive, their main food and all the Baltic countries is stewed meat, smoked salmon and various potato dishes. Jan’s minimal style as it offers the climate in the cooking way. Riga’s historic center is the heritage of UNESCO. Separated from Russia for 20 years and still maintains its own LATS currency. If you visit Riga, remember not to visit its castle, where the president of the republic is today. Without forgetting and the stalls in the main square that in this period, become even more magical than the festive holiday drifts. In addition to the old part of the old town you will also find the new city with modern palaces and a contemporary architecture. During the winter, there is a skating rink in every corner of the city. Do not forget to eat a lunch or dinner in medieval style where food is served with pots and clay cups.
The Rozengrals restaurant is one of them.
The nightlife is varied and is done almost every day of the week. Various bars and pubs provide the opportunity to swim hot and warm things.
At the end of the article you will find some pictures from the city.
Tallinn’s capital of Estonia is easily accessible from Riga via trains or flights. The plane lasts 40 minutes and has low-cost lines like Air Balltic. A very developed city. Wifi networks are open everywhere, they are located on buses, taxis, trains. Skype offices are right here.
There are two bus lines for tourists to see the city, I would only advise you on the green line. It costs 30 euros and lasts about 1 and a half hours.
It is the UNESCO heritage since 1997, and in the streets of the old city you will feel the spirit that the Soviets have left behind. Once Tallinn was called Reval, there was and has one of the most developed Baltic ports. The port is large and has fixed travel lines for Stokholm and Helsinki.
I would tell you to take care of the taxi and before you jump, check out their prices that have been advertised on the passenger glasses.
In Tallinn you can use both the coins, the domestic currency and the euro.
Tall nightlife in Tallinn is well-known, the premises and discotheques are open every night but the boom is on weekends as in any other country.
And here are many restaurants with medieval styles. The city’s main square is a miracle now in the holiday season. Decorated in different shapes with stalls to offer crafts and local produce.
Helsinki capital of Finland. It is too cold to visit in winter, but if you challenge the cold you will enjoy the atmosphere of the holiday season where I believe is among the first place in Europe to be first decorated. In Helsinki, the journey made by tourists ferrying the way from Riga every two and a half hours the prices varied depending on the package that solution and the hour it will drive. Take about 2 hours if the sea is quiet.
The idea in my opinion is at 20 o’clock for 15 days back when there is the phenomenon of white nights.
We took the hotel in the center to have a nice walk on foot, but just ask for the train line, you are pretty gentle and will explain it to you. Just in winter was just a bus line of tourists that can take you directly to the hotel if you pronounce a night before the reception of any hotel or departure center is at the train station and the port. It costs 45 euros per person. Living in Helsinki was quite high and the minimum wage of a skilled worker who works 8 hours was 3000 euros.We visited several monuments and cathedrals. The main shopping street was full of people every hour and what impressed me was the large number of shopping malls in town, everywhere, everywhere in the city.
Residents were very gifted after the saunas and the life of meditation. Forests and parks were something sacred, relaxing and meditative.
Traditional meals, stewed oatmeal, potatoes, and smoked or dry salmon. A very expensive city but if you are careful you will find bars or locals to provide a menu-dresser where with an initial prize you can eat what you want from the foods that are prepared that day.
Here at festivals or celebrations, local and foreign food festivals are organized.
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Below I leave the picture gallery for the three cities with a short description of who they belong to.
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Hi, I'm Angela :) I like to write, photograph and bring good food not only for my desk and guests but also for you. I take the distant horizons of my travels to bring it to this blog with you for 2 years now. The personal adventure of a girl like you who loves wine, Kitty (my four-way friend), New Year's tree, apple cake, biscuit milk, espresso coffee, New York novel novels, La vie en Rose tune, bread with French cheese and the sea in winter.