My boss at my last job spent two years in the Peace Corps in Estonia in the 1990s, and when I told her my now husband and I were planning a trip to the Baltic States for our honeymoon, she couldn’t stop singing praises for Pärnu. I thought, better listen to the expert, and include it in our Baltic itinerary, even if for a short stopover on our way into Latvia.
And thus, Pärnu was a brief stop on our whirlwind Baltic Road Trip Honeymoon™ this past summer. We stopped there for an extended lunch and wander period in between Saaremaa and the Gauja National Park. We were a bit down in the dumps about not having enough time in Saaremaa to properly explore, and had planned to only stop for a quick lunch. But, as it happens when one visits a place truly unburdened by unrealistic expectations, we ended up loving Pärnu! Read more