Estland

10 things a traveller to Estonia should know

  1. 1. Most of the cafes are self-service. You order at the counter and the things will be brought to your table (You can expect service for sure in restaurants).
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  3. 2. Estonians are nice and polite, but shy with strangers. Don’t expect to get into a conversation easily.
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  5. 3. Supermarkets are open every single day of the year, even on Christmas.
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  7. 4. In Estonia there are no motorways.
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  9. 5. Railway connections are not important to Estonians. Mostly busses are used for inter-city connections. And buses do connect EVERY place in Estonia.
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  11. 6. The city buses stop at every stop. You don’t have to demand for it extra.
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  1. 7. Free of charge wireless internet (e.g. at usual cafes or squares) is more often available than elsewhere in Europe. But there are much less classical internet cafes.
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  3. 8. The school summer holidays last for 3 months (usually starting on the 1st of June, but always ending at the 1st of September).
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  5. 9. In Estonia there is the so called “every man’s right” (igamehe õigus), according to which you must have access to nature (sea shore, forests, lake and river sides).
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  7. 10. The Estonian language has no sex and no future (common joke about the language grammar not having gender and no future tense).

 

 

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