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Nature’s silence speaks volumes in Estonia – spring in Soomaa

A Tallinn-based British expat Claire Millard learned to appreciate bogs and boulders in Estonia. I admit it, I underestimated bogs. When I first researched Estonia I was somewhat taken aback by the tourist information efforts to sell bogs and boulders as highlights of the country. Bogs conjure images of muddy Welshmen …

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The story behind the translation of Tammsaare’s Truth and Justice

Lisa Trei, the daughter of the late Alan Trei – one of the translators of Estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare’s book Truth and Justice into English – explains how the translation came to life. Since regaining independence in 1991, Estonia has attracted international acclaim in many spheres, but notably in …

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The 10 most photographed spots in Estonia (pictures)

Using crowdsourcing, the Estonian-founded Sightsmap.com lists the most photographed places in any country of the world. Based on the number of Panoramio photos taken at each place in the world and Foursquare check-ins, it estimates the sightseeing popularity of each spot. These are the top 10 most photographed places in …

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IOC adds wife-carrying to the 2016 summer Olympics, boosting Estonia’s chances of winning more gold medals

In a boon to Estonia’s chances for capturing Olympic gold, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the addition of wife-carrying to the 2016 summer Olympics schedule. The backbreaking race will join other time-honoured events, including water polo, badminton and trampoline. A team sport, wife-carrying simply consists of a male …

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Video: Learning in Silicon Valley – three Estonian entrepreneurs share their experience

Freelance journalist Ede Schank Tamkivi is looking around in Silicon Valley, right next to San Francisco, the place where many world famous companies and new technologies are born – and interviews three Estonian entrepreneurs. It’s a well-known story how Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard and came to Silicon Valley …

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