|Open Air Museum in Tallinn, nice trails, but no names :-)|
|Folk Dancing at the Open Air Museum|
|Along the streets of Tallinn|
Well, I am kind of disappointed. I thought I could go on vacation and the pledges for Washington Trails Hike-a-thon would just keep coming in during my absence, but that was not the case. Also, unfortunately, my mileage that I racked up in Eastern Europe did not count towards my hike-a-thon goals because they just don't have many named trails in Estonia, Finland and Russia!
I got this information off of the internet, so you know it must be true....LOL Estonians do not consider walking to be a sport and make fun of it being a part of Olympics.
Wearing reflectors is mandatory in Estonia: please be sure to attach one to your clothing as well as to your backpack.
|I bought a snowflake shaped reflector!|
In Finland, there were some "trails" around the city for cross-country skiing, but they were not named, nor were there obvious signposts.
|No holding hands in Helsinki!!|
|Lovely trails at the open air museum in Helsinki|
|Dinner in the Sky in Helsinki|
And in St. Petersburg, Russia, we were in a very urban part of the city. Very manicured and groomed parks and esplanades, but no trails.
|A canal at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg|
|Crowds at the Hermitage|
|Away from the Crowds at Peterhof, but no name trail|
I was on a Rick Steve's Tour of Tallinn, Helsinki and St. Petersburg and we did a LOT of walking. I averaged over 10 miles a day. My fitbit was very happy with me!
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Everyone makes fun of walking being in the Olympics--not just Estonians! =)
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