Once in Tallinn, twice in list!

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Last time, we talked about Latvia, Riga city. Today we will talk about another Baltic country which is located at the north of Latvia and 2 hours by ships far from Finland.

It’s Estonia!

You might have no idea because actually not many Thais know this country and one of Estonians himself I ever met in Thailand said as well that his country was not that well-known among Thai society. However, I have already been there.

So now, Let’s get to know it!

Estonia has Tallinn as its capital city, located at the northwest.

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Tallinn may be quite different from the other two because its tourist attractions are not in the walking distance between each other (for me). So the cheapest way to travel here is by bus, then I bought a green card with 3-day ticket for 7 euros at a branch of R-Kiosk. You may not feel familiar with this but if you are in the Baltic countries, it would be your favorite place when you want something basic at that moment.

The first place everyone could not miss is its old town! To be honest, from all old towns that I have ever been, my favorite is the Old town of Tallinn. Even though each country has its distinct but for me Tallinn is the most expressive one.

Why is it?

Perhaps it is because I thought I got lost but I accidentally found the picturesque of Tallinn!

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There were so many times that I felt like I should open the map and find the way out but it brought me to the position of their highlights.

However, back to Tallinn!

The must places here cannot be anything but Town Hall Square. If it is in the summer and more tourists, there will be plenty of shops at the centre and lots of terraces from restaurants around there to serve their clients with the best atmosphere as much as they could.

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Another place is St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It is the main Russian Orthodox cathedral of Estonia, originally built as a symbol of Russia’s dominance at that time. Now as a masterpiece of architecture full of rich decorations, it is one of the landmarks near the parliament of Estonia in the Old Town district.

And do not forget to take a photo of this pink parliament as well!

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Another place recommended to go is Walls of Tallinn. There will be an entrance for visitors with 3 euros to go upstairs and find one of the most beautiful view in Tallinn the Old Town!

Actually, all I want to recommend you is that taking a walk around the old town is the best answer for visiting here because you can absorb the feeling being surrounded by old styles of buildings.

Or if you already finish your walk here and still have more time but want some cruise trips, just go to the port, book a ticket and go to Helsinki in only 2 hours with a lot of service on board!

Another good choice, right?

However, for the next time what will we talk about.

It’s my secret.

STAY TUNED!

My 6 fav lists in Riga

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As I said last time that I will still talk more about Riga, so today I come up with my favorite lists in Riga. Some of you may recognize that I had only one day in Riga but why I had many favorite lists so fast! Emmmm How to say.

Honestly, I felt so sad when I made this wrong decision to stay in Riga only one day because from that day I feel like Riga is bigger than I could expect. Its art and beauty of  the town smelling were perfect for me to stay longer to discover such a city!

Now it wastes your time so much so I will come with the first place

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Building of the Library

I’m quite sure that those fond of books and wanting to feel once in other foreign libraries. They should try here once. Unfortunately for me again that it ran out of time when I was there but just the architecture outside really interested me at the first time I saw because it was located outstandingly across the old town.

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Unfinished buildings

I need to say sorry for you first that I cannot find these two buildings. I found it when I was in the city tour bus. They had not been finished yet while I was there but they were my favorite because when I took a photo of it, it just made me happy.

Just that!

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Art Academy of Latvia

I found this place accidentally while walking randomly. At first I thought it would be one of the famous cathedral in Riga but it was not! However, its aesthetics is completely suitable for what it actually is. Don’t you agree?

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No words can be described for this place because I was determined to come here to know more what happened in the past in Latvia. Some might think that why I did not go to other places such as art gallery. Definitely I want to but I come here alone without any personal guides. I thought I should get to know something about the history because I might not emotionally give my feeling to the city. If I had not known before about how this city had been developed, I might have thought that Bangkok was bigger and no need to travel here again.

Now I finally found why kids should be educated ‘history’.

But in a neutral way with two sides 😀

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Nativity of Christ Orthodox Cathedral

I could not take my eyes of this church! It caught me at the first glance and I took a lot of photos of it. I felt it was quite bizarre and perfect for me! It was once used to be a planetarium during Soviet Occupation. The church has survived since the first World War and the second World War. Its interior and exterior have been highly valued.

Just a must place you should not miss!

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For the last thing I will talk here, it is not an actual place but it could give me the breathtaking view of Riga, especially in my opinion.

And these are all my impressions when I think of Riga

If you have a chance to go to Baltic countries, you should try more than 1 day in Riga because you will possibly fall in love with the art of Latvia, which is really worth coming!

See you the next week!

LATVIA is now here!

Hellooooooo!

There are still 2 countries as Baltic countries: Latvia and Estonia.

So today, I will talk about Latvia first because it is located at the north of Lithuania and the south of Estonia. Riga is the capital city. It is far from each other for only four hours by bus. Or if you travel by plane, it is completely not far from the city centre.

Unfortuanately for me that I had only a day in Riga before moving on to Talinn Estonia, but I have more than one destination there when I found out where to go.

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However, Riga is one of the most attractive cities for me.

Even if it is counted as one of Baltic countries but its characteristic is outstanding. All important places are connected and transportation there is not hard for people to use. Traveling destinations, shopping malls, entertainment places, markets, hotels, bus stations, churches, a lot of important buildings for Latvians are not far from each other with trees. For me, this was the best walk ever!

IMG_3375.JPGThe Riga old town has been conserved of their elegance for visitors as original. Their Riga Cathedrals are a must when you visit the old town. You will need some techniques to capture all its grace.

You can walk along the old town full of colorful buildings. St. Mary’s Dome Cathedral and House of blackheads are located nearby and all visitors here need to come here first!

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If you are lucky enough, you will meet a girl playing an instrument so great!

Walking along here is the best answer for a traveler like me who wanted to feel the city slowly.  I think it is for everyone because it is the walking distance but if you think that you want to sit in a bus and go around the city with general information, you can go to the tourist information centre and find the right service for you. It costs around 20 Euros for an adult with limited days and conditionally cheaper for family package, students and children.

Perhaps you feel sick of bus. There is a boat tour for you to get to know more of Riga and the service is provided at the small river at the park in the old town. It can give you other views with the windy weather in summer!

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However, I here do not promise if it comes to Autumn, Winter or Fall.

It was lucky for me that I came there when it was summer, but it is not the same summer in Thailand. Summer there also make people wear the pants or long-handed shirts if you cannot resist with that temperature.

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Riga is not far from the Baltic sea and its has the river called Daugava River. The old town has been surrounded by the new town with many stunning landmarks at the opposite side of the old town such as Riga Radio and TV Tower and National Library of Latvia.

Some people may want to take a walk along the river. There is a railway bridge made of iron. It is not hard to find out because there are always trains running and many tourists would like to take a photo of it!

Now it’s enough for today!

and for the next time we still talk more about Riga!

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STAY TUNED!

Worth solo traveling!

Hello guysssss

As I ever said that I would give you little tips about a solo lady traveling alone in Europe. Actually, a lot of tips are provided in many websites, yeah, including mine. But it would be in my version that I used it when I traveled around.

The first thing is always looking around! Well, thieves or robbers, we all do not want to meet them. In fact, to look around is to prepare yourself for what is going on in the place you are in. If there is anything irregular, or less people are there, you will still have little of time to figure out what you need to do! It is good for you when you catch something accidentally but usefully. In Krakow, Poland, I could not withdraw the money from any ATMs. Luckily I had some Euro and Thai Baht but I still wanted more to make the hostel payment in Warsaw. I accidentally saw an exchange place having Thai Baht in the table. Almost closed at 8pm, 10 minutes left that I found it and went strain with full pleasure.  This is the second thing, always check your cards!

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Normally not only your cards, any staff that you bring even though you are in the place you think it is safe. Yes it is safe but if you forget it by yourself, it is done as well.

The third one is to always find the information. If you want to go in the famous museum, you need to know first what is the opening hours, how to get there and how to get in, always check the map that is it the right place? This is easy and many overlook but actually we should not!

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Krakow, Poland

The next thing is my favorite part, forget your sex and do what you want. What I mean is that sometimes many people said that you cannot travel or go to somewhere seeming dangerous because you are just a woman, or a girl. I always had questions when I decided to go to Austria and Poland. In my opinion, these two countries are different from Baltic countries with more refugees, more visitors, even more robbers. More people that could make me decide to go to the next time. But when I realize that the only thing hindering me from this is to be a female. Then I decided to go because I thought I needed to further this claim and to get what I will appreciate.

The final thing is that learn from small surroundings, which would complete your solo journey with colorful memories from other people. Locals, visitors, roommates, restaurants, etc. You could get red or get angry when you asked the waitress for English menu but she said there was none. You could get pink when you finally met a place you really longed for and it was in front of you. It might be blue when you thought that it was the only one day left you still could stay there.

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Accidentally met at the park in Talinn

Indeed, many people should try once to travel alone or go to somewhere you can betray yourself, make you own decisions. The outside world is dangerous, and nobody out there is not that believable, but staying in the same cage should not be an action you deserve.

Let’s trust yourself and Travel the world

See you in the next week!