Estonian nature

Estonia is Lonely Planet’s best value destination for 2016

Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has ranked the best value destinations for 2016 and Estonia is number one. “Bagging a good deal on the road can be almost as thrilling as the trip itself, no matter what your travel budget,” the Lonely Planet said in the introduction. …

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PICTURES: Students create giant wooden megaphones to help people listen to Estonian nature

If a tree falls in the forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? So the old saying goes. But that question may soon have an answer thanks to a team of architecture students who have installed three giant wooden megaphones in Võrumaa, at the …

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VIDEO goodie from Estonia: As I began to love myself

The video was inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s kind words of wisdom and love on his 70th birthday. Mixed with amazing scenes from Estonian nature, as created by Estonian inspiration facilitator Harald Lepisk and videographer Armin Mitt, the result is mesmerising. As I began to love myself I found that anguish and …

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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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Tuhala Witch’s Well and ancient Estonian mythology

Tuhala Witches’ Well, located at the 3,000 years old settlement, represents an ancient Estonian folk tale. Estonia has experienced a variety of belief systems over the centuries, from Catholicism to Lutheranism to Russian Orthodoxy and Soviet atheism. Twenty two years after regaining independence from the Soviet Union, Estonia is one …

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