Exploring Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city

“It’s like Prague in the palm of your hand,” enthused travel writer David Graham, as we strolled through a misty drizzle into the Old Town of Tallinn as dusk enveloped the city. The yellow glow of street lamps reflected on damp cobbles and we passed Gothic doorways dating from the Middle-Ages.

Zygou: raiding base for a Frankish knight

Zygou, you might think, could well be a contender for the final entry in a dictionary of world travel destinations. However, leafing through Merriam-Webster’s Geographic Dictionary dispels that notion. The honour, ultimately, goes to the Polish town of Zywiec, a name that many people recognise due to the famous beer.