Sunday, December 13, 2009

Driving home for Christmas, with a thousand memories...


Good morning everyone! Mm.. it's 14.01 here but I'm still in my pj's and I had a pretty long breakfast infront of my pc, surfing around blogs and different sites. Ahhh I just love Sundays, I usually try to spend it at home and relax.. as the rest of the week I tend to run around like a chicken without a head! Anyway.. It has been a busy week and emotionally stressful because of some bureaucratic things I needed to do at the bank (I hate hate and HATE AGAIN the Italian paper-work!)
and... tadadatatataaaa...


I finally bought my tickets to go to Estonia.
In the beginning I planned to spend the Christmas Eve here, with my family, and the New Year's Eve there, with my friends, but I ended up buying a cheaper ticket already from the 22th of December. I'm exited, oh sooo exited about going back! Because of my busy life, the last time I went there was summer 2008. So I can imagine how much the town (Tallinn) has changed! With my friends fortunatelly I have been in touch almost all this time, especially with my best friend Kadri, with who we took a dream trip to Sardegna and Nice this summer. There are so many persons who I've missed, so many things I have wanted to do.. Here's my list of things I plan to do:

-having a coffee-chit-chat with my girlfriends in the Old Town. We used to do it all the time in the winter time when it was cold and dark outside.

- visit to KUMU the art museum of Tallinn I've missed (check!)

- a real shopping tour in the vintage shops and second-hand markets. (In Italy everything that's vintage, has a triple price of what's it's actually worth. Crazy)

- visit my grandfathers studio or however could I call it, where he constructs his yachts. I've been there a couple of times when I was little, too little to remember anything. He's a genius. I intend to learn something from him this time.

- playing tourists-taking pictures tour around Tallinn, it's such a beautiful city and I want to post about it here, definitely.


- a girls night out with my girls! Ohh I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH! starting from the preparations at someone's place with few drinks and great gossip...

- a YOU AND ME DAY with my dear friend Kàrt. Taking pictures and cooking and talking and just relaxing...

- taking my grandma to the theathre & café for a cup of coffee and a cake!

All I really want is to enjoy the city, this time like a real tourist. I think it's not going to be hard. And all this thanks to Kadri, who really insisted on me going there!
Tallinn is really a pearl! I hope there's going to be a lot of snow, I miss it so much! Even though I'm afraid I don't have any boots neither clothes for the freezing Estonian wheather, lol. Need to do some urgent shopping!
If you're interested you can read all about Tallinn and tourism on this site (check!) and general information on wiki (check!)

I'm curious- has anyone ever heard about Estonia or been there? :)

And oh yes, I lived in Estonia for 15 years, then I moved to Italy, it was almost four years ago.

PS! I KNOW IT'S NOT 14.01 anymore... It took me a while to find the right pictures here;)


Kadri-Ann said...


Urban Flea said...

gorgeous blog! thanks so much for the comment over at urban flea!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)

Merilin said...


Kadriiiiii, oh honey, can't wait to see you my dear! <3

The Photodiarist said...

Merilin - you have me intrigued about Estonia! It looks pretty damn cool. I am looking forward to more posts about it. Have a great time with your friends and family there! The 22nd is just around the corner.

Merilin said...

Oh I'm happy I did!:)
I'll try my best then to make justice to the city with my own pictures. Anyway if you're going, you know where to find me;)


grazie, sei sempre gentile come al solito! non avevo idea che fossi.. ehm.. (come si dice??) venissi dall'estonia! che meraviglia. io veramente sto cercando mete all'estero dove passare il natale. tallin sembra molto bella. ma farà freddissimo, vero?

ROCK AND FIOCC said..., decisamente troppo freddo! idem per svezia, altrimenti sarei andata volentieri a stoccolma, non ho mai visitato il nord europa e mi ispira tantissimo. ah ecco! ma forse allora sai l inglese cosi bene perchè lassu lo parlano bene.. si, andrei con la mia famiglia! mi sa che ci orienteremo verso la spagna...

Kadri-Ann said...

hehe it's -10 degrees heere! so come and freeze with me:D

Mikey McFly™ said...

I hope you have a great trip and also I can't wait to visit Europe in the winter

Merilin said...

I can't wait to freeze with you, there's nothing else I'd rather do on these holidays!:)

Merilin said...

Thanks Mikey:) Europe is worth visiting in the winter time if ONLY it's snowing.. At least North-Europe;)

Froso said...

wow those wonderful pictures!

Mikey McFly™ said...

Future plans.... london, paris, italy and various other great european countries

marshmellowness said...

such adorable pictures (: and cute post!

ellinelle said...

..oh yes ..we know Estonia : ) I have been there few times ..neigbours from Latvia ..people don't really know about baltic countries ..but it's so beautiful there ..