How to do Gozo in one day

My brother had a short time in Malta when visiting me and one of must-do was to go and see the island of Gozo. The goal was to get to Gozo before noon, rent a car, do some sightseeing and leave Continue reading

When is the best time to rent in Malta?

For those of you who are planning to move to Malta due to work or study reasons want to know when the best time to rent on the island is. This is mainly question of the price. If cost of rent Continue reading

Insider’s guide to cost of living in Malta

Costs were updated on 10.11.2013 When I first tried to find a good resource of information on cost of living in Malta I realized after few hours of search that there are at least 10 different sites and dozens of forums where Continue reading

Insider’s Guide to Malta

I’ve been living in Malta for a bit over 6 months now. For a local living here 6 months is nothing and most will say that you don’t have enough of experience to come up with a guide. For others, mostly Continue reading

Metro in Madrid, how does it work?

Madrid’s metro is one of the biggest in Europe and at the same time very simple (user friendly) and convenient. Using metro in Madrid will save you lots of time as well as money as it cheapest option to move around Continue reading

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Tallinn art gallery Atrium and latest exhibition “Idee..ideetu

Atrium gallery located in the heart of Tallinn in a commerce building. Atrium gallery had its first exhibition in 1992 and is the highest exhibition hall in Tallinn. Working hours are from Monday to Friday from 10AM to 8PM and on Saturday from 12AM to 8PM. Entrance is free of charge.

Atrium has seen works of many artists, for example Marje Murusalu with her project “ZONA” which started back in 2006 and is still ongoing. ZONA is photo and video installation which reflects thoughts of industrial zones. Atrium has also seen works of Spanish artist Enrique Lafuente with his work named “Mystery Fruits”.

From 2nd of May until 31st of May 2012 Tallinn University uses Atrium gallery for its exhibition named “Idee…Ideetu”, which translates as “Ideas of no Ideas”. Young artists from Tallinn University show their works where they ponder on different topics that young and creative mind.

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Tallinn Cheat Sheet: moving, living and studying in Tallinn

This article is written specially for those who are planning to move over to Tallinn, Estonia to live, study or to stay for any other cool reason for a long period of time. I have tried to gather lots of information that might be helpful for a first time visitor or for those who got lost in our small city.

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Information in this post is divided into several sub-paragraphs such as registering in Tallinn, districts of Tallinn, Tallinn public transport, renting in Tallinn, shopping and groceries, saving money in Tallinn, online shops in Estonia, going out in Tallinn and so on and so forth.

I hope this article will be also interesting for those who have been living in Tallinn for some time and maybe also for locals. If you have something to add or you do not agree with some parts of Tallinn Cheat Sheet please, leave a comment. Your feedback is very important!

NB! Some parts of the article were updated on 31st of August, 2012.

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Tallinn taxi tips and tricks

If you come to Tallinn, Estonia for a short stay and planning to use a taxi or two, then I want to give you some tips before you do it. As local I have figured which taxi company to use long time ago but for a tourist it can be a bit of a hustle. Tallinn has over 20 different taxi companies plus self-employed taxi drivers that own a taxi-company of one person.

In Tallinn taxi companies can be divided into 3 main categories:

  • Affordable Tallinn taxi
  • Taxi that accept credit/debit card payments (more expensive)
  • Rip-Off Tallinn taxi companies especially for tourists

At some places in Tallinn City center, such as Airport, Port, at some shops such as Kaubamaja, several big hotels for example Tallink Hotel (same company as Tallink Ferry), Viru Hotel, etc there is an agreement between hotel and specific taxi company or companies. Which means that only 1 or 2 taxi companies can stand there.

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Tip: Good thing to know; although there is a monopoly at such places when it comes to taxi company that can stand there and wait any taxi company can come if car was ordered on the phone. Which means that you can call any taxi (read – affordable) and order car to any place in Tallinn. If you order a taxi please, try not to be late or taxi driver can be asked to leave the “monopoly” zone.

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Review:10 budget places to eat in Tallinn City center

Tallinn has hundreds of places where you can have a fast snack, budget lunch and a fancy expensive dinner. Overall, Tallinn is a city where you can easily survive on 20 EUR a day or less eating out in the city center and the Old Town. In this short guide you will find a list of Top 10 places to go if you want to save money.

Here is the map of all places listed in this article. There are for sure more places to have a good at the same time budget lunch in Tallinn.


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1. Kebab place in Freedom Square underground pass is one of those usual kebab places you see in every European city. It can be easily found, if you have Freedom monument behind your back turn right and find wide stairs going underground to the road pass and to the parking. It is right apposite AHHAA science museum. You can get your stomach full for 5 EUR, kebab with fries, salad and a soft-drink or water.

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