Our second stop on our awesome cruise was Tallinn, Estonia!
Monday, 14 August 2017:
- Arrival: 12:00pm (Clearance at 12:30pm)
- Departure: 7:00pm (All Aboard at 6:30pm)
- Port: Old City Harbour, pier # 25
Arriving in Tallinn, we first saw what is called Fat Margaret. Built in the 16th century, this stout tower was once used as part of the town’s defense. It was used to defend the harbor; but then became a place to store gunpowder and weapons; and finally, a prison. Currently, it houses something a bit more peaceful – the Estonian Maritime Museum. Continue reading “Baltic Sea Cruise, Country #3: Tallinn, Estonia”
We recently went on a quick trip to Venezia (Venice) and Verona. It was a very pleasant experience and one that we fully enjoyed.
Before sharing the things we did and saw, I would like to recognize what a great job Venice’s law enforcement did recently. The day before we left for Venice (30 March 2017) was a terror scare. We learned that a few men had threatened to destroy the Rialto Bridge, which is the most popular bridge in Venice, because of the pride they felt after the London attack. Luckily, the police were able to intercede prior to anything happening, but I did question the intelligence of us going. However, as Nick said, this is probably the best time to go due to higher security that would be in place. We went along with our plans and everything turned out just fine. Continue reading “Venezia (Venice) and Verona”
Malta is an island that I honestly never knew existed, which is a shame because it’s a beautiful and relaxing place to be. It is located between southern Italy and Northern Africa (see maps below). This sunny spot is actually where many movies and TV series have been filmed, including (but not limited) to Titanic, Captain Phillips, Troy, Popeye, and Game of Thrones. Continue reading “The Islands of Malta and Gozo”
After we finished up with Amsterdam, Nick and I headed off to Paris. We landed pretty late into the night and stayed at a nice Intercontinental hotel. However, after determining that there wasn’t a pool (sorry Nick!), we decided to head off to bed in order to visit the Eiffel Tower early the next day!
Wednesday, 28 December 2016:
Before seeing the iconic tower, we of course had to get some pastries! We stopped by a place called La Petite Marquise. Let me tell you, they were simply amazing and pretty hopping! Each time we passed this pastry shop, there were people lining up even outside the door to get some fresh French pastries for breakfast. Continue reading “Paris, France”
For Christmas this past year, we decided to head to a place where we haven’t been to before – Amsterdam. While it was tough being away from everyone for the holidays, we were still able to have a good time!
Continue reading “Amsterdam, Netherlands!”