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1. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Hi, i will be travelling to Moscow, St Petersberg, Helsinki, Novgorad and Tallinn for a little over 2 weeks in the summer and was wondering if anyone had any advice. Will be flying to Tallinn with easyjet then getting the ferry to Helsinki then getting trains from there. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Nicola

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Try to learn the Russian alphabet if you can - there are very few signs in English I found. It would be particularly useful to have a subway map with English and Russian . The standard ones are only Russian. Also, if you're going anywhere by the subway, probably the best thing to do is count the amount of stops, because the only way to know what station you are at, is by the guy who says it over the speakers - in Russian! It can be quite confusing. Have a great trip. I'm sure you'll love it.

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I was in Tallinn for a few days this summer. Be careful of the taxi drivers. They will make you pay a fortune for a short trip and also try to get accomodation downtown or else you will spend all your time travelling to and from the main town. You also have to see the old town in Tallinn. It is beautiful.

4. Posted by mmackay7 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

hey hey.. best thing to do in tallinn is get a bicycle tour of the city.. buy yourself a 'city pass', and it lets you do loads of stuff 'free'..costs about £20 i think.. try and get out of the city too, especially in the summer. go to the Laheema national park.. awaesome.. you might even see a 'flying squirell'! also do the TV tower for some nostalgia.... helsinki.. best advice.. bring you CC.. its pretty expensive.. also hope you like shopping.. the people are very hip.. but very friendly.. dont know too much about russia.. sorry.. you do know that you need a visa yeah..?
hope you have a real cool time..