For the last week and a half, we have been living in Tallinn, Estonia. What a difference compared to Hungary! As much as I like it here, nothing can replace how great Budapest is, but that’s ok, it’s good here, too. Our adventure up North was pretty intense: a 13 hour train ride from Budapest to Warsaw (at least we were entertained by two of the funniest 5 year old Hungarians the entire time), an overnight bus to Latvia, and then a 4.5 hour bus to Tallinn. We went with Pete’s friend, Peter, from Hungary, so it was nice to have someone else to hang out with.
We are settled into our cool apartment now, which is right in the center of the city! We are near the famous Tallinn Old Town. And now, here are a million pictures of the area, our apartment, and whatnot. They are pretty self-explanatory, but if you are wondering what they are, just hover your mouse over an image, and the image name/description should be there (hint: rotermanni is our apartment complex and area where we live). Enjoy!
So, as you can see, Tallinn is a nice mix the old and the modern. As one of the missionaries here said, regarding the Baltic Mission countries, “Latvia is like Russia, Lithuania is like the rest of Europe, and Estonia is the future.” Everything here is very tech-friendly; free wifi everywhere, ID cards that are a library card and bus-pass in one, etc. It’s great here, Pete is liking his classes, and fingers crossed that I will find a good job!