Public tranportation in Tallinn

Tallinn’s public transportation services include buses, trolleys, trams, trains and even vessels, and it is well organized, quite reliable and punctual. So in order to use all of these, there are certain steps you need to make and some tools that will make your life easier. In this post, we will explain all of these….

The Tallinn Service Guide: Second-Hand Shops

Coming to Estonia with only one or two suitcases that the stupid airlines charged you a lot of money for is quite the challenge: you will have to make a lot of compromises and bring only the essentials (that teddy bear you’ve had with you since you were 3 years old will probably have to…

5 useful apps you should have in Tallinn – the 2017 edition

Last year we gave you a list of 5 very useful apps that would make your life easier while you live in Tallinn. Sadly, two of those are no longer available, so it’s time to give that list a much needed update with the inclusion of two other apps that hopefully you will find as…

Short Q&A for Incoming Students

Now that the application period is over, all that is left to do is wait for our admission team to get back to you with –hopefully- some exciting news. Coming from my experience, however, waiting comes with endless questions about what life in Estonia and particularly TTÜ is like. Most of these answers you can…

Being a Latin American in Estonia

One of the first things we were warned about when we first arrived to Estonia, was culture shock: all those things we know and love from our home countries, even those we had taken for granted and hadn’t even noticed before, are now suddenly gone, and that can be quite scary. For us Latin Americans, our cultural differences with Estonians…

Let’s talk about money: living expenses in Tallinn

One of the questions we get asked the most is how much students spend while living in Tallinn. The answer is not so straightforward because it will depend a lot on each person’s lifestyle; but what is certain is that, compared to most European capitals, life is fairly cheap in Tallinn. Here are some rough…

Stockholm: My exchange semester

  We had previously talked about the process of going on Erasmus here and here, but now it’s time to talk about the actual experience of being on Erasmus and to try to explain why so many people love their semester abroad. Anastasia has already talked about her time in Rome (link here) and now…

January in Estonia

I once read somewhere that January is the worst month of the year in Estonia and, well, I have to agree with that: it’s cold and dark, there isn’t much to do other than studying for a couple of exams if you didn’t take them all already, and the Christmas festivities are long gone. The…

Christmas has arrived to Tallinn!

Pretty much all cities in Europe have Christmas markets in their main squares, and Tallinn is no exception. But there is something unique about this one: Tallinn claims to be the place where the first Christmas tree was ever erected. How cool is that? 🙂 The legend tells us that as early as 1441, the…

PÖFF: The Black Nights Film Festival

If you are a movie fan, then this will interest you. The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), is a very cool event that takes place in Tallinn every year where many films from all over the world are screened. The Festival ends with a closing ceremony where the best movie is chosen and awarded. This…

Exporing Tallinn: The TV Tower

Tallinn is so much more than its Old Town. There are several cool places to go to and Autumn is the perfect time to do so: it isn’t too cold yet, there aren’t too many tourists anymore and final exams are nowhere to be seen yet. In the series Exploring Tallinn we will show you some of the places…

The Tallinn Service Guide: Cinemas

Have you finally arrived to Tallinn? Congratulations! Now it’s time to fill your fridge and get all the stuff you need to make yourself feel at home. In this new series called The Tallinn Service Guide we will give you information about where to find most of the things you need to live a happy life in…