We had plenty of time before we had to leave for Tallinn airport but I was still awake early. The paths in the Police Garden Park were all white after the overnight snow at 7 am.
The roads had lots of dirty slush where cars had driven. The forecast snow was still gently falling as we ate our croissants and drank our first cups of tea.
The snow was falling in quite heavy for a while and then the air would clear. Toompea could then be seen past the city blocks. Then just as suddenly the snow would begin again and the visibility would be reduced again.
Our bathroom had both clear and opaque glass walls. The bedroom had lots of space and the outside wall was all glass.
We had no issues with connections as the desk had USB slots as well as UK sockets.
The Police Garden Park
When it was time to check out I went for a quick walk in the park to check how deep the snow actually was and to take a few more images before we left Tallinn.
Here’s the Hilton and the Maserati parked in front of the ground floor Casino.
We again took a taxi to the airport. This ride was more exciting as the driver managed to skid as he pulled away from the many traffic lights. More scarey was when he swaped lanes and left braking so late that several times we were braced for him to hit the car in front front when they disn;t make a turn fast enough.
The fare was just over 8 Euros again a quick dask across the the icy road and we were in the terminal. The check-in for our flight was quite some time away from opening but this airport has a courtesy check-in for early arriving travellers. We dumped our suitcase and checked-in ther. Shame other airports don’t have similar facilities (take note San Francisco SFO!!) that allow early access to air side shops and restaurants.
Security was empty of travellers and we were soon through. On my line the G4S folks were hassling a guy who has 10 or 12 tubes of something that were not in a plastic bag. Over on the other line Linda received similar treatment as she set off the alarm every time she went through the scanner. After 3 or 4 attempts she finished up in a room being patted down.
Lunch at the Burger place
Not knowing this airport very well we turned left after security towards the first cafes. Later we discovered lots more cafes, bars and coffee shops if you followed the signs to the gates. The cafe furthest away had a sign ‘Burgers’ and we ordered there. I had my last draft Saku to wash down a tasty burger. Linda’s Caesar salad came with chunks of chicken and was great value.
By now the snow had coated the airport apron.
The toilets between the two cafes had some humorous signage on the exit door…