| ||Today's Stats: 2km, 23C sunny||Today's Route: Tallinn to Helsinki||Favorite Sign: STOPP no picture though||Favorite Food: torteloni|
|Fellini||torteloni pasta, cider||200kronu|
|Internet||1.25hr plus printing||51kronu|
|Double Coffee||cappuccino, cake||60kronu|
|Viking Bar||beer, Pringles||4euro|
|Sevilla||veggie tapas, sherry||16|
|Sakatu Hostel||room, sep bath, w bfst||26euro|
Up the hill was the more sacred part of the town where only the rich and the church elite were previously allowed. The tour groups were starting to file in, so there were more tourists than worshippers in the Orthodox church by the time we got there. This was the first time that we enterred one of these churches, so it was quite a bonus to get to see the service in progress. It seemed to entail a lot of bowing
Not far away was the Lutheran church which occupied a slightly less prominent point in the town. Church was in service here too, and there was a sign which told us to come back later. We wandered around a bit more and enjoyed some of the lookout points from which we could admire the surrounding town. The Lutheran Church was a nice treat since the walls were lined with what looked like battle shields or some kind of memorial displays of fun things that happened in the past. From here we searched for a cafe that was supposed to be located in the Virgin Tower of the castle wall. Unfortunately, like many things in my guidebook, the place seems to have disappeared.
We had to wait in line with the cars in order to checkin and load our bikes on the boat. This took way too long and we were practically the last ones on the boat. We made it up to
There was another line at the passport control in Helsinki and then I had to study the map a bit to figure out where we were. We made it to our hostel before nine and headed out for dinner right away. Luckily, the hostel was in a good location near the recently upgraded bus station. It was difficult to passup the McDs and Pizza Hut, but we found a decent Spanish restaurant among all the bars. We sat near some older fatter Americans who evidently arrived on a cruise, so we enjoyed listening to their stories a bit. Can you take a train from here to Russia?