This country has been under the rule of the Danes, Swedes, Germans and Russians for years and finally has been free since 1991. Our guide was very pleased to be a Free Estonian. She was very proud of Self Rule. She frequently pointed out the amount of Road Construction that was taking place (and I felt right at home). Not much road construction took place before 1991.
Estonia's second major industry are tourists -- which surprised me. There were lots of local handicraft shops -- most related to crocheted and knit Women's wear. The souvenirs got more expensive with each succeeding stop along the cruise route -- and most people would have liked to go back to Tallinn again for shopping.
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