August 17, 2014
So where do all these tourists come from?
My friends, they are deposited by the thousands from the cruise ships that dock in the harbor of this ancient Baltic city. They follow the tour guide with her flag. They crowd the cobblestoned squares and streets as they ogle the churches and bargain with the market vendors. They snack at the overpriced restaurants and cafes before re-boarding their ocean-going hotel for the next exotic stop. Helsinki? Saint Petersburg? Copenhagen?