Helsinki Tours and Concise City Guide

Bargaining Prices are fixed in Finland. Tipping All restaurant checks include a service charge. It is not really necessary to leave an addition tip, although if preferred, it is enough to round the amount up to the nearest 5 or 10 euro. Local Cuisine As in other Scandinavian countries, the Smorgasbord is most popular, a… Continue reading Helsinki Tours and Concise City Guide

Saint Petersburg, Russia | Concise City Guide

A few things to remember before you visit Saint Petersburg. Local Customs Bargaining:  Bargaining in Saint Petersburg is expected when dealing with street vendors or in markets.Tipping : Services charges are not usually added to restaurant bills, however, a small gratuity (10 – 15 %) is appreciated. Local Cuisine: Russia has typical dishes, such as… Continue reading Saint Petersburg, Russia | Concise City Guide

Five Minute Tallinn Guide

A few things to remember when you get around Tallinn: Bargaining   Bargaining is expected when dealing with street vendors or in markets. Tipping Services charges are not usually added to restaurant bills, however, a small gratuity is appreciated. Local Cuisine   Hors d’oeuvres are usually the best part of the meal, soups can also be quite… Continue reading Five Minute Tallinn Guide

Concise Oslo Guide

Oslo, Norway   Local Customs Bargaining is not usually accepted in Oslo. Tipping Service charges are included in restaurant pricing. It is appropriate to tip 10 % for good service. Taxis fare are usually rounded up to the nearest 5 or 10 NOK. Local Cuisine In Scandinavia, including Oslo, ‘Koldtbord’ (Cold Table) or Buffet style… Continue reading Concise Oslo Guide