Estonia – here we come!

Relaxed sightseeing is always a part of a tour

We arrived to Tallinn, on Saturday afternoon on 23rd September and went to the city centre straight away. We saw the main square with the town hall and an Eastern Ortodox church. After having lunch, we decided to sing in the streets of Tallinn. Many people stopped and ask  where we come from and who our conductor is. Been given a lot of motivation, we felt very proud. We were pleasantly surprised by people’s reaction to our singing. In the evening we arrived to our hotel and had a typical Estonian meal. They gave us fish soup and rice with chicken. A short practice in the hotel hall followed for the next day singing at mass in the city centre.

Sunday, 24th September, started with a 10 o’clock mass in St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. While standing on the choir loft we saw that the mass was attended mostly by old people. That confirmed the fact we read on the internet that the percentage of young people in Estonia is decreasing. The ceremony was followed by a short concert where we presented most of our songs. Polish community invited us for a cup of coffee and biscuits. At the time we were already thinking about Finland which we reached 3 hours later when we disembarked in Helsinki. The ferry was very big and had a lot of shops, restaurants and even a sundeck with 360° view. Although the journey was quite long (two hours by ferry and five hours by bus), we had a great time by singing while mixed with the crowd of ferry’s passengers. We FINnISHed our journey in Seinäjoki and accommodated in our host families’ houses. The long anticipated adventure in Finland is here! /Barbara Kobal, Klara Pogačar, Marta Novak/