Despite being viewed as the most liberal and tolerant of the Baltic capitals, Tallinn - like Riga and Vilnius - still has a long way to go toward…Read more »
Things to do in Tallinn
#1 - Patarei Sea Fortress Creepy History You won't be able to miss Patarei - it's right in the middle of Tallinn's alternative lifestyle district.Read more »
Are we at Local Life the sort of sad and pathetic people who will milk a nation's genetic make-up and a tired stereotype in order to get a few cheap…Read more »
The sound of freedom...
Looking back over the last thousand years or so Estonia hasn't had the best of luck. A relatively small country with a similarly small population, it…Read more »
The Last Soviet in Tallinn: the Saga of the 'Bronze Soldier'
After months of debate, trash-talking, mudslinging, demonstrations and delays - the Bronze Soldier was finally removed from his post in central…Read more »
Pirita - Baltic Bliss
When you think of cities that boast great beaches you're more likely to think of Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona than Tallinn. However it is a little…Read more »
An important part of Estonia's 'Westernization' was the reconstruction of Tallinn's Ulemiste Airport in the late '90s. Something of a Soviet…Read more »
Toompea - The High Life
In Estonian folk legend the mighty Toompea Hill, which rises thirty metres above the rest of the city, is said to be the tumulus mound of the great…Read more »
Tallinn's Christmas Market
Really, there's no better time to be in Tallinn than during the holiday season. Estonia's medieval capital is inherently festive, particularly under…Read more »
Unlike many other European cities, we know bafflingly little of Tallinn's early history. In 1154 what is now Tallinn was first marked on a map by an…Read more »
Tallinn Old Town - Medieval Splendour
Tallinn's beautifully preserved medieval Old Town is undoubtedly the city's heart and soul and a natural gravitation point for tourists to the…Read more »
Its Cricket Jim...
But not as we know it! For those of you who have always considered cricket the archetypal summer game, best played on a long hot July afternoon with…Read more »
Sun Dance Music Festival
Three glorious sunny days, three hundred cutting-edge DJs and thirty thousand people in a seething, roaring mass - it can only mean one thing! The…Read more »
From Winning to Hosting...
It all started in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001, when Estonian popstars Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL unexpectedly grabbed first prize in the…Read more »
Kadriorg - Palaces and Parkland
The green and pleasant district of Kadriorg is a much-loved Tallinn treasure, just 2km East of the Old Town and thankfully unspoilt by most of the…Read more »
Tallinn it ain't!
It's always harder to find information on a city when you're spelling the name incorrectly! A mere two straightforward syllables, Tallinn really…Read more »