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Old Town in Tallinn – December 3rd & 4th

So right after my algebra class ended on Wednesday December 2nd, actually 30 minutes before, John and I left for the train station for our trip to Tallinn, Estonia, and eventually Helsinki. We made it to the station early enough to get a pizza and learned about our English speaking waiter who had worked in the Peace Corp in Kyrgyzstan and then in northern Russia. Now he says being a waiter at this pizza place in Moscow is the only job he can find here. He certainly was an asset to the restaurant as John and I would not have eaten there had he not helped us out. We only had seats on the train this time and even though they were supposed to recline, mine was broken and so stayed in the upright position. Luckily, it was a window seat and I was able to lean against the window for what little sleep I got. We arrived around 8am in Tallinn, to the sun rising over what looked like to be a nice cloudy day. Wanting to free ourselves of luggage we walked to our hostel first. On the way we saw what the Tallinn Old Town was all about. At first I thought I was at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. But it was missing the uncountable masses of people, so I realized Epcot was a different place. After dropping our stuff at the hostel we resumed our sightseeing, by first finding an ATM and then getting some pastries at the delicious pastry shops we saw on the way in. Then we let our eyes feast. Curious, we walked closer. Walking back through lower Old Town we stopped inside the Tallinn City History Museum. It is by far the most interesting, detailed, and informative museum we have been in so far. With four dense floors and...