i remember i was in estonia in 2016 and some random kids came to me with hoverboards and asked "are you playing pokemon go"
be prepared for ludicrous drug prices 👌🙁
Where are the ropz fan wtf :(?
yes im here. The winter was cold but not anymore like + 10 celsius is ususal. Sometimes there are minuses and snow. We are nice but bit shy so it might be hard to talk to someone if you know what i mean. To enjoy life in Estonia you should find a hobby to do. Like if you came to study you wont have much free time but you will still be able to do sth. Depending on the period, if you are still here by the next summer definetely go to Pärnu. You should also go to Tallinn and see the old town. Since i am not from Tartu i dont know much about that. There are some museums but not much.
I liked Estonia, one of my favorite places in EU, but estonians are kinda less autistic finns in terms of being antisocial, dunno if that bothers you. Great country, 8 or 9/10
You have to wait for Tartu people / TÜ graduates to show up.
I honestly have no idea what to do there, but one thing I can recommend is to purchase a gym-waterpark-sauna membership in Aura Veekeskus and chill there a couple of times per week like a king If money is not a problem. Should be around 90-130 euros per month.
get a girlfriend and easy clap, time well spent
I am impressed Estonia promoted this Town of Tartu so well. I was there and its like a 9 minute walk across this town but its rivaling Kaunas in some aspects.
weather is pretty shit, can get quite cold but nothing unbearable really. just dress appropriate!:)
if you are nice, the people are nice to you as well, atleast in tartu
how to enjoy life here? do the things you cant do at home and make some estonian friends, they will most likely be very happy to introduce you to estonian traditions and things such as saunas or national foods. people here are proud of "their" things. also, tho tartu is a small place, there's alot going on here so keep yourself up to date with events and stuffs, they are a big part of student culture
im also a student here, so out of curiosity, what will you be studying?
Estonia is for sure one of the most underrated countries
you might have a shocker if you underestimate it. 3 years ago when i landed in Tallinn (from Italy), i was not expecting to find a more developed country at the other end of the flight.
Estonia in my opinion is the most developed eastern european country in most areas, cities rather look scandinavian than soviet. The people are so and so. They are openminded and have a lot of energy, but at the same time ........ it's less friendly than Austria for example.
English was usable in most situations.
Also get ready for long winter nights / long summer days. The climate will probably create some problems at first. But it's a new experience.
And something negative -> Rimi supermarkets, the most disastrous supermarkets i've seen in europe, sometimes completely empty as if the apocalypse happened, and the product variation is quite low. And yes i know Rimi is in Latvia and Lithuania as well, trust me those guys have good Rimis not like Estonia.
Hello mens) If you are nice then people here will be nice against you as well! People here are a bit antisocial, so that means if anyone doesn't come up to you then you should go up to those people and try to make friends. People aren't rude or anything, just kinda shy-ish about going up to people to make friends (+some people can't speak english that well, so that might be a reason if someone is not showing any interest, because theyre worried that they won't understand you or vice versa). The winters have potential to be pretty cold, but the last few years haven't been (they've been around -10C to -15C most of the time). You have a few malls and stuff to enjoy your time in Tartu, but the probably the best thing to do is getting to know some people, aka making friends. You could also go and visit Tallinn or other places near you. Plus you could always take a buss to the Latvia border to get some really cheap alcohol (or cheaper soft drinks) if you're into that.
I hope you enjoy your time here!
I live in Tartu, i bought an apartment here cuz i love this city. Pärnu is nice too and Tallinn oldtown is big tourist centre. Tartu is a peaceful place to be. Hope you will have a great time here.
There's not much to do in Tartu. The only plus of this city is that, there is big student community , so def you will find people to hang out with. I would recommend you to visit Talinn, Parnu, 'The sink jail' near Talinn (take slipers, swimming there is 'illegal' but everyone do it) and you should take some time to visit Helsinki + Riga (it's close and def nice places to visit, especially Riga). If you have some more timee & money, you can make visa and visit Sankt Petersburg in Russia. What's cool about Estonia / Finland is that in summer till 23:30 is pretty lighty compared to e.g. Poland. People are ordinary, you might meet some Russians tho (there is pretty big community of russians in baltic countries). What might be surprising for you, in Estonia there are limitations when it comes to alcohol, I forgot after what hour, places and days you can't buy it.
dont go there, estonia is a right-wing shithole where taxes are low and guns are not even banned
1. How do enjoy the life? Idk mens, but since you are going to university and when you have some free time (like a week- 2-5 days) explore the nature, visit the islands and cities, or visit Finland or Latvia. 2. The people will be nice to you since you are from the EU, we have a kinda rightist goverment rn, but you will be fine. 3. The winters are like -20C, at that time life becomes a bit depressing, but D vitamin pills and gaming should take that away
I guess u should grab some course mates and attend different events when studentdays.ee starts in october, its pretty cool. My favourite event is Flunky ball. It gets you very drunk fast xd
Anyways Tartu is basically a town full of uni students so there are lots of events organized for ppl like you.
Also, tartu is pretty leftist so its not a right-wing shithole as one german above would say.
stay in your apartment and play csgo all day... when u come back home maybe u will be the next zywhoo
Estonia people nice men! Fun to party with.
Idk about Tartu but i've been to Tallinn plenty of times and the main things to do was drinking(alcohol cheap there) and also ofc visiting tourist attractions like Old Town and eat Estonian food. but i only visited during Winter so maybe more stuff to do in Summer