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TEDxTallinn 2014 – five talks that speak the world about Estonians

TEDxTallinn is an inspirational conference, which presents exceptional speakers from different fields of life: fanatical devotees, thinkers, creators, executors – people with ideas that are worth sharing. Henrik Ehte, the Editor-in-Chief of The Baltic Scene, attended the 2014 conference and shares his impressions. I started preparing for an inspiring day …

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Lottemaa – the largest family theme park in the Baltic States to open in Estonia

There is Walt Disney’s original theme park Disneyland in southern California in the USA and in Paris in Europe, and Astrid Lindgren’s World – a theme park where children can meet Pippi Longstocking, Emil and Karlsson from the Roof – in Sweden. Finland, Estonia’s neighbour, has Moomin World, based on …

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VIDEO: Estonia charmingly presented on Eurosport

In connection with Rally Estonia 2014, a beautiful video postcard of Estonia was presented by FIA European Rally Championship and Visit Estonia. Featured also on Eurosport – a pan-European sports network – the video depicts beautiful scenes of the Estonian summer in its towns and countryside. Driven in the Otepää area in southern …

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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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