Having come straight from Tallinn, where the vegan choices were excellent, we had high hopes for eating in Riga. And, thankfully, the Latvian capital did not disappoint. From healthy fare to junk food, we feasted on all manner of meals during our time in the city.
While in recent years, Kalamaja has become the preferred watering hole of locals and visitors alike, there’s still plenty of drinking opportunities to be found in Tallinn Old Town – if you know where to look for them.
When you think of vegan-friendly cities, Tallinn isn’t exactly the first place that springs to mind. However, it seems that while the city’s architecture is medieval, its approach to vegan eating is positively progressive.
Trying to track down tasty vegan food in some places can be difficult. However, in Helsinki that isn’t a problem. Finding affordable plant-based food, however, can be. So, here are a few handy pointers to get you started on your Finnish culinary adventure.
The Five Best Views of Tallinn: Viewing Platforms and Observation Decks Perfect for Admiring the Old Town
Tallinn is a pretty city at all levels, but it takes on an almost fairytale quality the higher up you travel. With its red roofs and pretty spires, viewed from above, the Estonian capital looks completely untouched by time. And, luckily for visitors, there are plenty of viewing platforms dotted around, meaning you can admire the city from every angle.
Escaping reality to start a sustainable new life in the forest is something only most of us will dream of. But, the folks at Projekt Kodu have made this utopic vision a reality. And, for a reasonable price, townies like me can sample an authentic eco-friendly lifestyle – even just for a night.
While Tallinn is a glorious city, Estonia has a lot more to offer visitors than just its capital. One of the country’s major tourist draws is the idyllic Laheema National Park. So, we decided to get away from it all and take a weekend break in this stretch of fairytale forests, beautiful bogland, and captivating coastlines.
City breaks are great and all that. But, sometimes, it’s nice to go beyond the capital and sample something a little more authentic. Thankfully, Porvoo provides the perfect romantic retreat for weary city-slickers and it’s just a stone’s throw from Helsinki.
Not fully Scandinavian, but not Eastern either, Helsinki has its own unique vibe. And, what’s more, visitors can easily sample the city over the course of a weekend.
So, we’ve been in Tallinn for almost one week now. The city is our first stop on our new adventure as so-called ‘digital nomads’. But, while we’re buzzing about our new lifestyle, lots of our loved ones have been asking, ‘Why Tallinn?’