The Nightclubs have striptease and lapdance.
Like everyhwere else in europe this is a real ripp off.
Unique Suggestions: Examine the prices on the drink list carefully before ordering and if you want to tip the dancers be sure to have enough small notes.
It is usually not dangerous to go to those places if you want to but
to be on the safe side. Do not go to these places alone and do not get to drunk.
Try to avoid walking around alone in Old Town Tallin at night.
Fun Alternatives: Helsinki Karaoke bar and the other Karaoke bar along with a lot of other
bars and discos are nice places and it is easy to get in touch with people.
When I was there in August 2009 the exchange rate for the UK pound was 15.03 EEK in the town.
At the port there is an exchange place where we received 17.5 EEK. and at the railway station the rate was 17.3.
That is a huge difference, and both the port and main rail station are within easy walking distance from the town.
Interesting was that at the port there is also the usual 'blue and yellow' exchange office offering 14.8. Unsurprisingly, the blue and yellow was empty of customers :-)
Unique Suggestions: Take a walk to the port or the station. It is a pleasant stroll, lots to see on the way and you get a whole load more EEKs for your cash.
The above rates are for UK pounds but I am certain that rates for other currencies are similar
Tallinn airport is small with two bagguage claims only. My baggauge was not delivered to Tallinn due to short transfer time at Amsterdam. There were around 20 such cases, however, no airport staff ever showed a note regarding it and only asked all affected passengers to fill in a very complicated claim form in which you have to describe in detail the outlook of your bag. The staff could only speak little English and hence I believe it is the reason why they did not announce the incident though it is obvious that they were well-aware of it. After completing the form with the address I was told that everything was done. No recipt was given. It is very insecure as you have nothing to trace with and created difficulties for insurance claim without any paper.
The Olde Hansa restaurant looks like a tourist trap. They've got people dressed up in medieval clothes handing out flyers in the Old Town and play medieval music. Too kitschy for my taste. To me, it's like the Tallinn version of Bunratty Castle (see my Limerick page)
This picture is of Raekola Plats, Tallinns Main Square.
On our way back to the ferry there was a little kid who wanted to get some money from us. We had heard that you shouldn't give anything so we didn't. He was very aggressive then and wouldn't leave us alone!
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