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From Tallin's "Long Leg" to the Lahemaa National Park
Submitted by christine on 2007-05-23 04:14:29 (via www.what-a-wonderfulworld.net)
I associate Tallinn with a conservative, but beautifully aristocratic city, which still keeps the old fashion style, and is proud with it. The Old City Festival, in which the people of Tallin wear mediaeval clothes and relive the Hanseatic times for a weekend is the pure evidence of this fact. And, believe me, this is a real show!
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Submitted by Piccolina-EST on 2007-09-04 01:55:14
Well, sounds like a pretty nice trip...and that you saw some quite nice places...tho there are even nicer ones...so i guess u have alot to see the next time you go (if you go) to Estonia...what surprised me was the fact of ladies of the oldest occupation in the foyer of the youth hostel....i just dont believe that...not very estonia-like....especially in a foyer in a hostel...police would have tend to that a long time ago...maybe the ladies just dressed very daringly...but i guess here is just the matter of one telling and the other believing...anyway...hope u had a nice trip and enjoyed every bit...all the best...
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Submitted by christine on 2007-09-04 07:10:50
Hi
As I have understood that you actually live in Estonia, can you please explain me what is the 'Long Leg'. Is it a road?
Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-09-04 08:23:48
Looks like a great trip. Tallinn is an amazing city to see. There is a lot of history in its streets. It is quite fortunate that Tallinn was able to preserve the "old town" during the Soviet occupation.

When I lived there as a kid I also ran into a wild boar while mushroom/berry picking in the woods. It was quite a scary event though I agree with you that the boar was probably more afraid than we were.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-09-04 08:48:11
Yes that's true Tallinn's Old Town is an interesting place, but it takes time to get to know this place really... i used to live there for 10 years and i still had so many things to explore and discover.. It is really like a great history book..
Of course there many are interesting and beautiful places in other parts of Estonia as well... like islands etc. the fact is that there are more than 1500 islands in Estonia.
"Long leg" is a street in Tallinn's Old Town.. i used to walk there very often when i was a little boy :) the greatest part of it is the old old gate at the beginning of the street!!
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Submitted by Kerttu on 2007-09-04 10:56:34
Long Leg is a street name, there is also a street called Short Leg, which is actually right next to the Long Leg. These are both really narrow streets and one is just shorter than the other.
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Submitted by lisa on 2007-09-05 07:14:11
are these the oldest streets in Talinn or are they significant in any other way?
Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-09-04 15:30:10
Great trip! A few comments thought. It is very unfortunate that you had a time problem with the bus, I live in Tallinn and go to Lahemaa quite often and I've never had problems. And the bus from Võsu don't get back only in the morning, it goes all day long.
In Võsu there is an ATM.
OK, I hope you will come back here and enjoy even more! Good luck! :)
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-09-11 14:31:47
Tallinn's old city is really beautiful and you were lucky to be in Tallinn when The Old City Festival was on.
I personally like Võsu a lot, there is a nice beach and the nature is beautiful.
A lot of things have changed though so there's a lot of new things to discover.
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