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An Irish band writes a song about an Estonian man who helped them out

An Irish band gets inspired by an “Estonian diesel man” who helped them out in a bitter cold winter night in the UK – and dedicates a song to him in return. In a bitter cold winter night, a UK-based Irish band, consisting of brothers Jamie and Edward Connors and Rob …

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Lessons in Estonian culture for beginners #4: “Dark tourism” at the Patarei prison

Lisa and Kristen Dobbin are Estonian-Canadian sisters from Toronto. Last year, they relocated to Tartu to try and become a little more like their Estonian grandmother. This is the fourth part in their series of articles, “Lessons in Estonian culture for beginners”. The previous parts can be found here, here and here. Their photo …

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Estonian World’s dozen most popular original stories in 2013

We have compiled a dozen of the most popular original stories published by EstonianWorld in 2013, in no particular order. Here they are, in case you’ve missed any of them. I Tallinn named one of Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the world Intelligent Community Forum named the world’s Top 7 …

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Christmas traditions in Estonia

Christmas time is still the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. For Estonians, Christmas is a mixture of the traditional, the modern, the secular and the religious.* Like in other Nordic countries, Estonia’s celebration of Christmas mostly falls on Christmas Eve; however, Christmas season starts from the first Advent with …

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Lindad – how Estonian girls learned to play rugby in Wales

Estonians can do anything if they put their heart and mind to it. Thirteen Estonian girls who learned to play rugby in three months and participated in the Rugby 7s tournament held in Wales are a living example. Aberystwyth is a small university town situated on the coastline of Wales. …

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Expats corner: Adrienne Warren from the United States

In “Expats corner” we catch up with foreigners who live or have lived in Estonia, to find out what they really think of the country. Adrienne Warren is a Tallinn-based research journalist, working for Warsaw-based portal Eastbook.eu. Adrienne, what brought you to Estonia? I originally came to Estonia for university, to study …

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Map: Estonians in England and Wales – how many really are there?

In April 2013, Labour MP and shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant courted controversy when he slammed businesses in his South Wales constituency for “hiring Estonians and Latvians” instead of the local population. “It would be nice sometimes when you go into a British hotel if the receptionist was British,” was …

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Estonians join the Scandinavian Christmas market in London

The Estonian expat community in London, led by the Estonian Guild and supported by the Estonian Embassy in London, joins the Scandinavian Christmas market, held next to the Finnish and Norwegian churches in Rotherhithe, southeast London. A range of Estonian food and drink companies, including the biggest and oldest confectionery …

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