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Fresh ideas
Going to finland in july and was thinking of heading to talinn for a few nights. would the bars/nightlife be lively midweek (without the tartan army being there) or would it be better left until another time when we could stay a weekend. as much info as possible would be appreciated. cheers gents

Total Posts: 5 | Joined May 2002 | Posted on: 8:56 pm on May 11, 2002 | IP
Battlebus Commander

Opinionated Wind Bag
Dose'nt matter if it's busy ot no, go to Molly Malones, order a Pear Cider (No Ice cos ye get a lot more in the glass) sit back, get utterly legless, have a breath of fresh air, then get yer erse back to the bar ! ! ! !


and sit ootside and drool over all the long legged blondes wi mini skirts just as short as they need to be !

ps bring me back a couple o tinnies

Slainte     Tom

Total Posts: 169 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 9:13 pm on May 11, 2002 | IP

BBC the last time I was in Tallinn I dont remember them having those long legged lovelies in tinnies
If they did i would be importing them by now and making gazillions
BBBB just get yourself into the square grab a pew and be prepared for ever changing scenery that will blow your mind.
PS remember and oil your neck
If you want more info e-mail me and I'll answer all your questions. I should know a little about the place as at the last count I had been there 35 times or was it that I was so bedazzled with the scenery I had to keep going back to make sure I wasn't dreaming

TAMB Sunshine Appeal show the true face of the Tartan Army
The future is bright the future is Scottish

Total Posts: 1379 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 12:47 am on May 13, 2002 | IP

Fresh ideas
cheers for the info-molly malones and the square it is then. have now booked and will have thursday/friday over there. any recommendations for cheap no frills accom.

Total Posts: 5 | Joined May 2002 | Posted on: 1:07 am on May 13, 2002 | IP
Up Helly Aa

Talks too much
From what I can mind, there are two good hotels....the one we stayed in was called the Central (I think!) and it was 4 star but only cost £30/night....Tallinn is dirt cheap!!!

Molly Malones is okay, but cos its on the square it is pretty pricey compared to some of the others down the side streets....to be honest there are loads of cheap good bars. Look out for the local ladies sitting without drinks...they are desperate for westerners to buy them one!

I seem to recall getting knocked back from the nightclub (Planet Hollywood?) cos I had trainers on....so bear that in mind too.

The waves are rolling on....grand old vikings ruled upon the ocean vast...their wild war cry comes a ringin' from the past

Total Posts: 102 | Joined Feb. 2002 | Posted on: 1:44 pm on May 15, 2002 | IP

Fresh ideas
These days there are plenty of good hotels in Tallin. One good choice is Hotel express down near the port, (10 mins walk from the centre), which is like a travellodge.
It has only been open for a couple of years.


Total Posts: 23 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 2:24 pm on May 15, 2002 | IP

Fresh ideas
cheers guys. had a look and hotel express seems to be a good bet and not far to wander from the port. i take it drinks aren't too expensive in most places but cheaper off the square.  what about helsinki as well as we'll be there for a night or two, expensive, lively at weekends.....

Total Posts: 5 | Joined May 2002 | Posted on: 12:58 am on May 16, 2002 | IP

Something to say

Go to the eurohostel which is down by the port.

Speaking about £20 for a single room or £13 to share twin.

Basic pine furniture with bedding etc.  Wouldnt run it down at all.  been there 2 times.

Showers and toilets communal.

Go messing about on the internet and you will find its website.

Alternatively good hotel should be £25-£30 pp olthough I recall someone using the name Hotel Finland and sayng it was £15 a night.

Also dont get a taxi from the airport just take a bus and the normal service bus is cheaper that the Finnair bus.

They both kick you out at the railway station

Total Posts: 99 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 12:46 pm on May 16, 2002 | IP

Something to say
I've stayed in the Eurohostel a couple of times.  Last time was a few years ago right enough but I can certainly recommend it.  Good clean rooms, cheap & no curfew.  You get a discount if you are a member of the YHA.

Total Posts: 65 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 2:02 pm on May 16, 2002 | IP
Colin G

Fresh ideas
What about if you're a member of the TAMB??

Don't worry, Be happy

Total Posts: 33 | Joined Jan. 2002 | Posted on: 3:48 pm on May 16, 2002 | IP

Something to say
Forgot to mention.

Take 1 of the hydrofoils rather than the ferry because its quicker.

I think 2 hours rather than 4.

Lindaline is cheaper than Nordic Jetline (about half the price I think)

Additionally if you look up their websites they both do combined package of the hyfrofoil and the same hotels that have been mentioned.  Ie Viru, Central, Hotel Express.

Normal rate for express is about £20 pp.

If you go to Molly Malones ask for Big Davie from Clydebank ans say that Euan was asking after him although I might beat you to it.

I presume you know KLM are doing flights to Helsinki for £126 plus tax. (Edinburgh/Glasgow)

Total Posts: 99 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 1:38 pm on May 17, 2002 | IP

Fresh ideas
thanks again for the useful info. re klm: we booked early enough and got it for £158 total. will look into the hydrofoils/hotels. cheers

Total Posts: 5 | Joined May 2002 | Posted on: 7:18 am on May 18, 2002 | IP
the Helsinki two

Fresh ideas
Hello bigbadbobbyblack!

We live in Helsinki, me and the wife.
Any info you need on Helsinki or Tallin, just
let us know. In Helsinki centre a pint costs
4€ to 5€, but where we live its 2€ to 3€!
Nightlife is bouncing every night!!
If you need a place to stay, we can put
you up no problem.

All the best for now, the Helsinki two

this is my wife`s email address for work, if you need to contact tanja.mcsherry@hel.fi

p.s If you are coming to Helsinki, please bring
some square slice!!

Total Posts: 33 | Joined Oct. 2001 | Posted on: 1:15 pm on May 20, 2002 | IP
Slogan Call

Fresh ideas
In Helsinki right now as I could not get a decent price
for Hong Kong.
Seemed like a good place to chill out.
Heading for Tallinn soon.
Molly Malones in Helsinki (upstairs) also is good most nights,
with live music and atmosphere.
Where do the Helsinki Two hang out?

Battle Dawn 1314

Total Posts: 3 | Joined May 2002 | Posted on: 4:28 pm on May 20, 2002 | IP

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