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Viru Hotel and KGB Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Secret police, big brother, and cloak and dagger subterfuge are all a reality at the KGB Museum on the top floor of the Sokos Viru Hotel in Estonia. It was the late 1960s and after reopening the major Helsinki to Tallinn ferry line between Finland and Estonia, western tourists were beginning to infiltrate the communist country, bringing their western ideas into a...

Tallink Silja: Tallinn to Stockholm

The Tallink Silja line isn’t your average cruise ship. There are no pool decks, dive in movies, climbing walls or wave making machines, yet we still had a great time, albeit for only 15 hours. As budget travelers, the opportunity to see more for less or to experience something completely new is a key consideration between taking a plane and paying for a night of...

Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor Museum

Covert operations, submarines, marine mines and ice yachts, Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor had it all. The Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor is one of the newest old things in Tallinn. New and old are both relative in the former communist capital of Estonia, where most buildings date back to between the medieval and baroque times. With the renewed  tourist interest in Estonia...