Sunday 20 July: Arriving at Tallinn and checking in at my hotel, in the heart of the mediaeval Old Town Vanalinn (and with 60 tv channels...). I spend my afternoon strolling along the city walls and admiring towers and churches in the Olde Hansa town.
Monday 21 July: Outing with Estonian colleague Tiina and her family (on a day trip to Tallinn) to the city's huge zoo.
Tuesday 22 July: Sightseeing to Kadriorg Park and the song festival area, plus my own backyard, the Old Town. In the afternoon I move on to the spa town of Pärnu, where Tiina and her spouse offer a little city walk to wooden villas, a sculpture boulevard and the beach promenade.
Wednesday 23 July: Swimming and sunbathing by Pärnu's white beaches, followed by a visit to a refreshing spa/sauna, one of the town's specialities.
Thursday 24 July: Return to Tallinn. In the afternoon a walk in the imperial Kadriorg Park and along Pirita harbour. Then leave-taking dinner by the Old Town's Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square).
Friday 25 July: Spending the morning in the brand new Estonian Art Museum KUMU, with treasures primarily from the country's 90 years as an independent nation. Then the afternoon flight back to Oslo, with lots of new impressions and memories in my luggage.