What did I learn this week about Estonia part 1
First week in Tallinn is almost over. Here is a summary of new things I learned this week:
- Most of the people speak either english or finnish or both. Finnish people however should not automatically assume someone speaks finnish. When talking to a person for the first time ask first which language they would prefer.
- Estonian people are more friendly and open than Finnish people.
Ivo Nikkolo is a great local designer worth checking of.
- When eating lunch don’t eat with the plates on the tray. Instead put the tray aside and the plate on the table.
- When shopping for groceries in Selver you don’t have to weigh the fresh vegetables and fruit by yourself. They are weighed by the cashier. However in Stockmann you weigh yourself.
- Estonians dress well.
- Piim is milk, not sour milk.
- After reading about Estonian history I realised how much they did not tell us in school history lessons about what really happened here during russian occupation.