I’m back from Tallinn and I’m now trying to get back into normal life. These trips make you feel important for a couple of days before crashing back to reality… 🙂
My sightseeing went well. “Old Town” at the centre of the city looks really cool and has a nice vibe. Cobbled roads, fancy churches, lots of cool looking buildings and big stone walls all over the place. It’s nice just to meander through the streets. I was lucky enough to be there during a festival, so there were bands of all styles playing on stages in the street. Outside of Old Town, the city is much like any European city. The same sort of shops and activities you would expect to see in any modern city. I certainly wouldn’t feel out of place living there.
I checked out the cost of food, clothing and electrical items in the shops and it seemed pretty much in line with UK costs, so I guess the American tourists thought it was very expensive.
If I had planned my sightseeing, I think I could have covered the main tourist areas of the city in the first couple of evenings (the days were very long) and the final half day, which would have left a whole day to get out of the city and check out the surrounding towns. As it was, I didn’t plan anything so I stayed in the city. 🙂
So overall, Tallinn get’s a big thumbs up from me. For those not familiar with the term “thumbs up“, that means I liked it. 🙂
Now I have to get back in the swing of real life… 🙂
I’ve just finished the second day of teaching in Estonia…
I didn’t have any database issues today, which was a relief. Everything went according to plan, but it was a struggle to get all the information across in the time. I think I’ve got more than 13 hours of material and only 12 hours to present it in, but I can’t really see what I can remove without missing out something important.
As it was, I managed to get through everything, but I did need and extra 45 minutes. 🙂
I enjoy doing these 2 day sessions, but they are extremely draining. Anyone who knows me will find this hard to believe, but it’s really hard work to talk for 12+ hours in 2 days. I’m not sure I could cope with teaching a 5 day course, or teaching every week. I take my hat off to anyone who is a full time trainer, because it’s a very difficult job…
So now I’ve got a couple of days sightseeing before I head home. I had a quick walk round the city last night and it looks really cool. The weather is great and the days are so long it’s unreal.
I think I’m going to head off to the hotel gym to do some yoga, the go and have another look round the city before I start my proper sightseeing tomorrow.
I’ve just arrived at the Hotel in Estonia. The next two days are all work, then I’ve got a couple of days to look around.
I had a pretty early start this morning and I kept dozing off on the plane, so I feel pretty rubbish now. Hopefully I’ll get a decent night’s sleep then it’s all guns blazing.