25th April 2015 – Tallinn, Estonia
The singing and dancing seems to follow me. All the way from Kolkata’s dusty streets. In a new country I am, but old ways lurk behind. As I find myself moving to the dhol beats.
I left a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates for Guntis, for his offer last night to have me stay at his home. And then, I was off by afternoon to the next stop.
Tallinn had me in its grasp the moment I saw it. ‘A very laid back Russia’, someone once described it. Apart from the sight of some of the most beautiful women ever (the Lithuanians, Polish and Serbians would hate me for this!), there is a very medieval feel to the whole city. And I knew I would love this city the moment I saw it!
I found myself a cheap little apartment in Tallinn, exactly in the city centre, and stepped out to explore a bit. And one of the first sights – which I would see again in the next 2 days – was the Hare Rama Hare Krishnas.
If you follow my blog, I had clicked these guys way back in Kolkata, India when it was a truly curious sight for me to watch European singing on the streets of India. Back then, the singers consisted of Lithuanians, Russians and Estonians. All Eastern Europeans.
Today was no different, actually.