Around the beginning of winter 2015, I went to the Estonian resort of Pärnu.
I bought a long-distance bus ticket from Tallinn and went.
What a fare for the return bus! Just 1 Euro! Cheap!
Isn’t this a great price for a distance of more than 100 kilometers?
Of course, this is because I bought it for a cheap sale ticket.
For more information on how to buy cheap transportation tickets in Estonia, please read the following articles. Definitely buy cheap tickets if your schedule allows.
By the way, I bought this super cheap long-distance bus ticket to Pärnu with tpilet , which also appears in the above article.
Pärnu Bus Stop
So after a two-hour bus ride, I arrived in Pärnu!
First impressions of the city of Pärnu
Even in the off-season, the main street is decorated and has a bit of a tourist city feel.
Since Pärnu is a resort area, I think it’s summer when it’s crowded as a summer vacation spot. This time I went to Pärnu in winter, so it’s in the off-season. I’ll be showing you the town of Pärnu in the off-season, so there will be no special events, just a very ordinary day in Pärnu.
I thought the tourist city of Pärnu is the most money-dropped in Estonia
After walking around Pärnu for a bit, my first thought was, “A lot more money is lost here than in any other city in Estonia. That was the first thing I thought to myself.
Shopping mall in Pärnu It’s hard to tell from the photos, but you can see that more money is spent on design and materials than in other cities
Glass windows Here again, you can actually see when you go there that a little money is spent on details.
This post-modern building was probably a library or a community center.
This monument also feels cool.
The river that flows in the Pärnu, also known as the Pärnu River
The Pärnu River Perhaps the famous bridge over the Pärnu River
When you hear the name of the river in the Pärnu, you might be tempted to say, “That’s too true!” In fact, there are many unusual place names in Estonia. There are many street names in Tallinn’s old town, such as “Straight Street” because it is straight. Or “Sauna Street” because there is a sauna. I think they are really straightforward people. Fat Margaret’s tower, Tall Herman. This is simple and cute. What is the appeal of Estonia? I think I can proudly answer that this is the national character. So simple but cute.
A view of the opposite bank from the Pärnu River
The Pärnu River looks like this.
Go to the Pärnu Museum
I went to the Pärnu Museum to learn about the history and culture of Pärnu.
A video presentation of the history of Pärnu. Above, the Miss Pärnu contest.
Flooding of the Pärnu River
This regional specialty chair
Gold medalist from Pärnu
Estonia is also a country of animation
Estonian-designed break room
Grandmother explaining how to make fur
Grandmother explaining how to make fur No.2
Fur is on display
Yarn can be touched. Fluffy.
Well spoken grandmother
Grandmother explaining about textiles
After watching, we had coffee. A set of coffee with something like a chocolate coronet cost about 1.5 euros.(2017)
Well, it was like this.
Strolling through Pärnu again, and still shy Estonian people I met.
Leaving the Pärnu Museum, walk through the streets of Pärnu again.
Then there are still modern buildings.
Apparently an art school.
There seems to be classes going on inside.
When I pointed the camera upstairs, a student laughed and came up to the window to get on camera. But then I waved my hand and they quickly hid. I guess Estonians are a bit of a shy, or perhaps like a Susuwatari from Anime Film My Neighbor Totoro.
Churches in Estonian are called “kirik” By the way Estonia has a large number of people with no religion.
Elementary school. a crowd of children came out.
I think I’ll take a walk around here too.
Going to Pärnu Beach
It is winter, but we will go to Pärnu beach in Pärnu. Since Pärnu is also a summer resort, this beach is the main attraction. The time was around 3 pm, but it was already almost sunset.
Sure enough, it’s pitch black
Hmmm. I knew I should have come in summer.
Nudist beach for women
Of course, there wasn’t a single person, let alone a nudist. Well, Pärnu is a city you should come to in the middle of summer. I’ll come back in summer.
By the way, the sun went down completely after this, and I almost got lost on the beach. Walking along the Google map, I went back to the beach because it was a swamp or nearly sinking.
It’s 5pm and it’s dark outside, so I’m heading back to Tallinn. I’m very happy, considering that the return fare is only one euro, and I feel like I got a great deal.
I got to the bus terminal while almost getting lost or something.
Ladies at the ticket counter
Long Distance Bus Timetable. RIIA is the capital of Latvia, Riga. From Pärnu, it’s close to Riga.
Another long bus ride home in Tallinn.
Hidden Pärnu charm that was actually still there
Pärnu was the place I wanted to come in the summer. The atmosphere is more open than in other cities because of the resort, and it would be interesting to stay in the summer for a month with Airbnb.
By the way, I didn’t mention it in this article, but there was a guy in Pärnu who ran a private zoo called Mini Zoo, which is open all year round. This one had more of an impact than the beach or the resort. I’ll talk about it in the next post.
Extra. The chauffeur dog found in Pärnu
Click below for an interview with a poisonous animals loving man found in Parnu.
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