Day 10 – June 13 – Talin Estonia
This is one of the most beautiful towns or cities in the world. It reminded me of Disneyland.
The first pharmacy was in Talin and the symbol of the snake on the cross comes from here.
There are fine churches to see here as well.
The Russians sent thousands of people to live in Estonia when they occupied it for so many years. There is no love loss between the two countries, at least in 2008. There were many cars set afire that belonged to local Russians on a regular basis when we were there.
Hopefully things are better there now. However, the Russians moving into Crimea will not put any of those countries close by, at ease.
This has been a wonderful trip and I highly recommend it. Go there before you are too old to walk and enjoy it.
If you enjoy sailing and history, read the second book of the Smith Trilogy, “Sailing Away.” It covers lots of Mediterranean and African history as well as an interesting trip on a sailing ship in the 18th century. The book is up on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon. Read the first book, “The Adventures of the Smith Family.” It is a story of hard work and success and is appropriate for older teens as well as adults. The book discusses many important and interesting issues as well as showing how hard work does pay off, even though many now will tell you differently now.