Did you know that you can fly from the US to Estonia for less than it costs to fly from the US to Amsterdam? That's what I discovered when I was booking my flight to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. I considered stopping in Amsterdam to visit some new-found Dutch knitting friends and their LYS (local yarn shop) on my way to or from Estonia. However, I found out that if I flew from Chicago to Amsterdam, I would pay quite a bit more than if I flew THROUGH Amsterdam to Tallinn. Well, I'll have to visit Amsterdam another time.
Tallinn is a 2 1/2 hour flight from Amsterdam and Tallinn is known as the best preserved walled medieval city in Europe. I'm looking forward to my return to Estonia in just a few days.