Estonia Tourist Traps

  • Souvenir Shops
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  • Raekoja plats
    Raekoja plats
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  • Tourist Traps
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Estonia Tourist Traps

  • Prices Old Town

    Tallinn Tourist Traps

    Raekoja plats is the place to be if you want to grab a beer, relax and watch people pass by. Unfortunately, the pubowners have understood this, so they charge ridiculous amounts for drinks that elsewhere is cheap. So, if you can avoid it, do. If you still have to go here, try to ignore the prices and enjoy your company and the beautiful buildings...

  • Taxis

    Tallinn Tourist Traps

    The worst thing about this con is how stupid I feel. I've taken taxis in dozens of countries, I know not to to take unregulated cars, I'd read the warnings about Tallinn in particular... and I still got suckered. Badly. I had arrived in Tallinn off an evening ferry from Helsinki and, tired, made straight for the taxi rank and got in the first...

  • Souvenir Shops

    Tallinn Tourist Traps

    I was hoping to purchase a commemorative silver coin from Estonia. However, the prices in the local coin store in the Old Town were very expensive. As a result, I decided against making any purchases.

  • make sure that the products you buy are...

    When you buy some suvenirs make sure that they are estonian, unless you're looking especially for Russian products. Many of the products are actually made in Russia. So if you're looking for some really estonian products take a close look at them to be sure that theyære not made in Russia or some other countries.

  • Souvenir shops - not with Estonian...

    Many many souvenir shops near the main tourist traps sell souvenirs, that are not Estonian things. If You want some authentic handicraft or estonian souvenirs, please select carefully. matrjoskas are not Estonian, but Russian souvenirs. If You want them - OK, buy them, but if they are printed like "Tallinn souvenirs" - they are fake. Soviet-time...

  • Place for visiting of Just Married...

    Keila Joa waterfall is very popular among Just Married couples, who come there to put a padlock on the bridge across the river. We usually visit Keila Joa some times a year, and in different seasons, in summer, winter, autumn, and spring. We put our padlock on 16 August 2002, when we got married with my husband.

  • Old Soviet Military Bases?

    usually many rourists want to see some old soviet military bases. It´s real trap: first You can find many ruins on north or west coast not very spectacular (soviet military forces had destroyed many beautyful nature places) and second - they may be real traps with ruin collisions, land pollution, old and dangerous metal constructions. Visit...

  • If someone looks for Ulthima Thule (not...

    In the island Saaremaa you can find Kaali Lake that ancient Estonians considered to be holy. It's a meteorite crater, which dates back to 2600-7000 years. Kaali Lake is the biggest crater from total nine. Relatively late crash means that people could actually see the catastrophe and as former Estonian president Lennart Meri writes in his marvellous...

  • The postcards are very expensive

    The postcards are really very expensive, and in case you buy them to the street sellers will be even more. : Don’t buy postcards, at least buy in a no-tourist shop or at the post office.

  • Lots of tourists in July and August...

    Estonia has lots of tourists (more in Tallinn), in July and August. If you want to feel the soul of the country, do not select those months for your staying. I think the better is from April to June, or September.

  • There isn´t a way to sell...

    There isn´t a way to sell things in the middle of the street and chaseing you - if someone does that, don´t buy.Be careful and watch your wallot in the city.It´s safer to order a cab when you´re far from your hotel and don´t let them to pull you. Find out the taxi rates when you arrive Tallinn and usually let someone to order you one.

  • Well probably Kadaka Market......

    Well probably Kadaka Market... all tourists want to go there but actually there is nothing good to buy.. and many things have bad quality.

  • As usual, the easiest way to...

    As usual, the easiest way to get ripped off is cabs. If you get to Estonia on a ferryboat and are at the harbour you dont need to get a cab to go downtown (it is a ten minute walk). You may be charged around ten dollars for that short ride!!!

  • Estonian sweaters are...

    Estonian sweaters are extremely good, and they are for sale just about everywhere in Tallinn in a variety of patterns. Buy one, by all means, but look carefully for the small, out of the way shops (where I bought mine). There are cheap versions in the market and super-expensive ones in the best stores - both a waste of money. A good sweater should...

  • In Estonia a place is called...

    In Estonia a place is called as 'tourist trap' if it is full of Finnish tourists. One such kind of place is Kadaka market place at Mustamäe in Tallinn, where You can find Estonian clothes and copied products like clothes, watches and CDs. You might still find some Soviet Union military stuff at the market place (but nowadays higly priced).


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