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PICTURES: Eesti autumn through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

The Estonian summer is a great nostalgic brand, a destination on its own. But once the autumn hits, everyone leaves. Not just the migratory birds and the summer-Estonians of the world, but also those who go to school and work in our few bigger towns. They leave their country houses, …

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The struggle to get an apartment as a non-white single guy in Estonia

A Pakistani expat recounts his experience of diving and surviving the Estonian rental market and learning during the process. It was the start of my third year in Estonia, when I found out that I needed to look for an apartment. I had been putting it off for a while …

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A Finnish inventor plans a nine-hour sea voyage to Estonia in his sauna

There are several saunas travelling between Finland and Estonia each day inside passenger ferries, but no sauna has ever made the crossing on its own before – until now. Janne Käpylehto, a Finnish author, inventor and energy specialist, plans to become the first person to sail a sauna across the …

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UPDATED: Are house owners in Estonia racist to foreign tenants?

Racial discrimination in renting apartments has been turning into a critical problem for expats living in Tallinn, Toyon Mas, a master’s student at the University of Tartu, writes. The question has been raised after a post made by one of the potential foreign tenants from Cameroon in a Facebook group …

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Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights

Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann, whose grandfather was Estonian, is due to take her first space flight onboard the Boeing Starliner in 2019. NASA, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, introduced on 4 August the first US astronauts who will fly on an American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space …

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Cinematic drone video: Estonia through Spanish eyes

Eneko García-Amezaga, the Barcelona-based Spanish artist, was captivated by a mesmerising Estonian scenery and shot a stunning video. García-Amezaga visited Estonia in last June and captured a number of aerial images with a drone. “I found a beautiful country and great people,” the artist said on his Facebook page. He …

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Estonian-American summer camps in the US are still vibrant

Andres Simonson gives an overview of Estonian-American youth camps in the United States. Summer beckons many things – vacations, barbeques, picnics and, for those of us on the US east coast, high humidity and city folk wearing socks with sandals at the beach. And, for many Estonian-American youths, it is also …

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