Baltics: Tallinn

01-08-16
To start off the day we met with the Political Affairs officer, the Economic Affairs officer, and a Public Relations intern at the US Embassy in Estonia. We discussed how issues including the refugee crisis, Brexit, and Russian aggression affects Estonia.
Afterwards, the group split for lunch before meeting again to explore the Guild Hall in Old Town. The old church and guild hall has been converted into a church, displaying items such as furs, coins, weapons, clothing, bibles, and even an oil lamp from Pompeii.
We had free time to explore and wander around Old Town. Some visited the highest point in town: a church steeple. They climbed to the top of the steeple and were awarded a breathtaking view of Old Town Tallinn.
We met with Aap Neljas for dinner. As an Estonian diplomat who served as the ambassador to the United States and as a member of the Estonian parliament, he offered us insight into the current crises of the modern world and how they affect Estonia. We discussed many of the same topics as we had earlier at the US embassy, but we learned how an actual Estonian felt and responded to these issues.

AG

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