Loved Tallinn. I was expecting drunk stag groups and grim Soviet vibes but instead I found a quaint and unique city filled with interesting boutique shops, healthy restaurants, hipster bars, stunning parks and a full schedule of year round festivals.

I’ll definitely be going back.

I took a lot of photos in my four days in Tallinn, seeing as I’d just got my new camera, so here are 31 of my most favourite, guaranteed to make you want to book that cheapo flight and get yourself over to Estonia. Or at least think about doing it, for a few seconds.

1. Loads of healthy restaurants

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2. Wine Museum, with samples

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3. Stunning viewpoints, with a sense of humour

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4. City centre waterfalls

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5. Hipster barbers

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6. Al fresco dining by a castle

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7. Beautiful parks surrounding the Old Town

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8. Restaurants with yellow doors

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9. Daring and enticing passages
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10. Pink houses overlooking parks

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11. Cool cars in cool bars

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12. Beaches 5 mins away on the bus

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13. More beaches 10 minutes away

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14. Park pagodas

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15. Flowers and nature and that

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16. Kadriorg Palace aka ‘Catherine’s Valley Palace’

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17. These gates, in Kadriorg Park

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18. Old Town architecture

19. The Tallinn train

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20. Tunnels that connect the city

photos-of-tallinn21. Looking up to sights like this

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22. The colours popping in the sun
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24. This tower is a museum

photos-of-tallinn 25. Food, drink and accommodation are all great value
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27. Cute little market square, with treats

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28. More viewing points

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31. Sitting for a coffee here

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So, Tallinn, persuaded?

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I’m getting a few emails asking me about these photos. They’re not Photoshopped, I don’t even know how to use the program.

They’re all taken on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 Touchscreen Camera, which I’d just bought especially for the trip.

Combined with my (minimal) photography skills, it was obviously worth it.

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