And hockey, and going back to Estonia
12.20.2012 - 12.24.2012 -20 °C
Merry Christmas y'all! :-)
So after my last update I headed up to Helsinki for a few days to check things out and go see the Canadian junior team play before they head over to Russia. The ferry from Tallinn only takes a couple of hours so it was a pretty uneventful ride. Got checked into the hostel and with the staff's help was able to figure out where the two games that team Canada was playing were being held. The first night (Canada - Finland) was out in a far-flung suburb that doesn't have very good transit connections so I wasn't able to go see it. The second game on Saturday (Canada - Sweden) was right in Helsinki near the Olympic stadium so I was able to go and check it out (and see the Nuge!):
After spending the weekend in Helsinki I've come back down to Tallinn for Christmas. I'm staying at more of a party hostel this time around to get more of a 'festive' atmosphere - there are many house rules that all revolve around drinking. People in Estonia celebrate Christmas on the 24th so a bunch of us from the hostel went out last night to enjoy the celebrations - suffice to say that most folks are moving fairly slowly today. Later on we're all headed over to another hostel in town for a proper lunch with lamb, ham, potatoes, etc. Should be pretty good and will probably help get things all settled down before we head out again tonight.
Not entirely sure where I'll be for New Years, but it will likely still be here in Tallinn or perhaps down in Riga. I've heard good things about Riga but am really liking it here in Tallinn - we'll see.
Regardless I hope everyone enjoys the holidays!