HELSINKI AND TALLINN
HELSINKI is a city just waiting to be discovered – a capital city by the sea with features no other town can offer: a Western city that is nevertheless of manageable size, a modern Nordic way of life with a pinch of Eastern mystery, a home of high technology in which nature is everywhere. What is more, it is a city that changes and lives with the seasons, each of which has a character of its own in Finland. TALLINN, the capital of the Republic of Estonia, lies by the Baltic Sea, some 80 km south of Helsinki. It is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and even UNESCO has recognised the historical signifi cance of Tallinn’s Old Town by placing it on the list of World Heritage Sites. Tallinn is more than just a series of ancient monuments. It is an atmosphere, an experience, and a discovery of twisty back alleys one stumbles across.