The Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland are bordered by the northern European nation of Estonia. Its varied geography includes more than 1,500 islands, rocky beaches, old-growth forest, and numerous lakes.
It was once a part of the Soviet Union and is peppered with castles, churches, and fortifications perched on hills. The preserved Old Town, museums, and observation deck of the 314-meter Tallinn TV Tower are among the city’s many attractions.
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Currency: Estonia uses the Euro as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Latvia, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Estonia is Estonian.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Estonia for travellers, except for tick-borne diseases that are a risk in forest areas. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink but bottled water is recommended in smaller cities and towns.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Estonia.
Popular foods: – Kohuke – Small curd cheese surrounded by chocolate snack (weird yes but tasty as hell!). – Mulgipuder – Estonian porridge consisting of mashed barley and potatoes. – Verivorst – Sausage made of barley, onions, allspice, marjoram and blood. – Kirju Koer – A dessert made us of cookies, pieces of marmalade and fruit, butter and chocolate.
When to go: Estonia is best visited in the late spring or summer when the weather is at its most enjoyable. The festivals in Estonia are held at this time of year. The summer months, however, are quite brief (mid-June to late August). The evenings are significantly cooler than the days, which can be scorching and dry.
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