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My first southern summer: how I learned to survive Estonia

Clarisse Bordonneau, a 37-year-old French woman, recently celebrated the anniversary of her first year in Estonia. She tells how the summer is the best season to more deeply discover the Estonian universe. In France, the summer is a resting season. In southern Estonian countryside, it is the straight opposite. I …

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Supilinn, Tartu. The Japanese moment of Estonia — instead of the cherries blossoming — the apple trees signal us the beginning of summer. We move outdoors, to cook and to eat, to read and to sleep. This is a rooftop terrace on top of a wood shed—summer literally throning above winter.

PICTURES: Eesti home through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

Thousands of Estonians of the worldwide diaspora are flocking towards their tiny home between the Baltic Sea and Lake Peipus every summer. More locally, those living in the cities and towns move to villages and summer houses – almost like a great seasonal migration between the summer and winter pastures. Estonia …

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A youth exchange programme to bring together youngsters of Estonian descent

An Estonian youth exchange programme with the aim of introducing the Estonian culture and language is to bring together 30 youngsters of Estonian descent – 20 living abroad and 10 from Estonia. The youth exchange programme, engaging youngsters aged 18-26, introduces Estonian history and the cultural heritage to young Estonians living …

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