Last day in the Baltics

Today we did some final exploring of Narva, seeing the Swedish lion monument and the inside of Narva castle. We did everything slowly seeing as we had a lot of time and not much to see. It was nice to take it so easy for once. We then got on the bus back to Tallinn for one final night here before we move on to Finland with the ferry.

To summarize the Baltic states I think Riga has the best balanced old town of the three, lively but not too loud and a god blend of new and old buildings. Trakai national park in Lithuania and the island castle there beats the other national parks and castles we have seen. So there it hangs in the balance between Latvia and Lithuania but Estonia blows it al open with fantastic prison museum and Linna hall. Then again, the Hill of crosses also land high up on the coolness scale so choosing between them is hard. considering that Estonia is more expensive while the two northern countries are generally easier to travel in, my final tip would be to make a base in Riga and do day trips from there.

I don’t know about internet access in Finland but I will update whenever I can.

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