Baltic domain

  • 2004-01-15
Grab your surfing gear and head to the nearest computer: The Baltic Times' editorial team has scouted out some of the best places to visit online.

Digital Tallinn (
Still the best Web site about Tallinn design wise. The virtual tour features amazing interactive 360 degree panoramas.

Toit Online (
The English name of this very handy Web site is Food Online. Delivery from a dozen of Tallinn restaurants, table reservations and menus of many more. (
The name says it all. Weather forecast in Estonia based on Estonian Meteorology Institute data. Real-time Web-cams in major Estonian towns.

Official State Web Center
The first-hand source of government-related information. Fresh data from the government, Parliament, other official institutions plus general information about Estonia.

Original Estonian Idiots
Original videos of stupid and extreme actions (Can pillows under your jacket save your life? What will a shopkeeper do if you sing him a song? And so on...) filmed by a group of local teenagers. Estonian version has more videos. Do not miss this one - "Siim wakes Mikk by putting a dead mole on his face." (
Looking for handpicked Web resources that relate only to Latvia? Try From legal services to official pharmacy sites, you'll find loads of useful local links.

Riga Webcam (
Homesick for Riga? Look no further than your computer screen. The Web camera keeps a watchful eye on the city from across the Daugava River. (
A cleverly designed source of information about Latvian civil society and public policy, has an English version well worth checking out.
Latvian-English Dictionary
Want to brush up on your language skills, impress a girl or simply forgotten the Latvian for "a fine kettle of fish"? This free online dictionary stocks basic words as well as fantastic phrases. And since it's free, it's a good bargain - or rather "izdevigs darijums."
( lists a wide range of museums in every corner of Latvia with a short description of each in English along with address and contact information.

Countryside Tourism
After receiving a grant from the European Union, the Countryside Tourism Association of Lithuania constructed this sleek Web site to help vacation-goers find the country home of their choice. A highly detailed database is superbly organized, making the intimidating task of finding a contact in the countryside easy and enjoyable.

Delfi (
One of the most popular Web sites in Lithuania, deserves its reputation. (
Move over Mapquest-this one's got you beat. You can even check out what your corner of the country looks like from space by using the site's satellite maps.

Skrydis (
If you've ever wondered how to find a flight school, parachuting club, or hang gliding instructor in Lithuania, this should be your first stop. (
It's difficult to imagine what more one could want from a municipality's Web site. A few years ago, Mayor Arturas Zuokas even became the first city leader in Europe to offer 24-hour access to his office via Web camera.