Let’s get away!
After 3 and a half months being in Stockholm, I thought it was time to travel.
So, I booked a 7day cruise. It contained visiting Tallinn (top image: Old Town, Tallinn), Saint Petersburg and Helsinki. I’m not a boat person, neither is my boyfriend, who came with me, but we thought why not?
First stop was Tallinn in Estonia. The truth is that it wasn’t like as I expected it. It was more like a thematic park, showing me how a medieval village was at that time. But I was really impressed when I learnt that Estonia, even though it’s a small country, has some many e-government services. We spent one and a half days there and we got to see the old town and eat the most huge pancake I have ever seen in my entire life.
Next stop: Saint Petersburg! Oh my God that city! When I was a little girl, one of my favorite stories was the one of Anastasia Romanov, the princess of Russia. I always wanted to visit Russia, because of that story and of course because of my father, who says that it’s a pretty beautiful country. And when the chance came up, I couldn’t let it pass me by. We spent almost 2 days there and when we had to leave, I honestly wished to have stayed a little bit longer. We walked around the fortress and visited the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where all the Romanovs are burried.
Also, we visited the Church of the Savior on Blood, which is the most characteristic thing in Saint Petersburg and of course, the St Isaac’s Cathedral. The day finished with the most perfect way. Limousine tour at night with champagne and several stops, so we can see the night version of the city.
Finally, we visited the Hermitage Museum, one of the most famous museum in the world. It is inside the winter palace and it definitely worth the visit, even if you’re not a fan of the art as me. Note that everything that seems like gold, IT IS pure gold.
Final stop was Helsinki, Finland. The city is modern and pretty nice but I have to say, though, that it wasn’t as I imagined.
We spent several hours there and then, we returned back home, at Stockholm. It’s funny that when I think of home, I think of Stockholm. I really missed it, as I was away.
Final thoughts: Tallinn and Helsinki weren’t so impressive as I expected them but Saint Petersburg really took my breath away! I have visited many cities in Europe but that city definitely got into my top 5! And I have to say that I’m a really harsh judge :P
More adventures at the next posts! Stay tuned! ;)