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Tartu – The best city for the world

Tartu, with its population of 101,246 (Population Census data from 2000) in an area of 38.8 sq km, is the second largest city in Estonia. Tartu, lying 185 km south of Tallinn, is also the centre of southern Estonia. The River Emajõgi (Mother River), which connects the two largest lakes ...

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Traffic – a star on Estonian music sky

Traffic is an Estonian music band that plays melodic pop with a big admixture of guitar – once adding claws to the sound and then bringing the romantic atmosphere to the listeners again. Since the crucial song for band’s career, Kallis Ära Küsi, every next single has turned out to ...

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Tropical Estonia

Who would say that Estonia could be one of the hottest places in Europe? Yes, probably nobody… And here is big surprise – last two weeks are crazy, next will be crazy hot and we will see what will bring the end of the month. I remember, in my blog ...

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Enchanting Estonia

Each year, over 3 million tourists visit Estonia-more than twice its whole population. Most of them prefer short trips, usually a few days, often combined with visits to the neighboring Lithuania and Latvia. Over the last year, Estonia has felt the full brunt of the international financial crisis. After being ...

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Too small to think climate?

The solution to the current economic crisis may be hidden in the response to climate change. A global climate agreement is needed to create a framework for action on the local scale and for investments into the future – it will benefit everybody and it should not be postponed due ...

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Remembering the Future

William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation and introducing the world to cyberspace. The main character of the novel, Case, was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway – jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his ...

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Erasmus in Estonia: My Estonian Adventure

My Estonian adventure was almost like a fairytale: There was a lot of magic, incredible events, amazing people, and the greatest memories… The beginning The adventure began almost 7 years ago, when I decided to create a website about Estonia. In a few weeks I carried out my plans and ...

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Myths and Legends in Tallinn

Tallinn, first mentioned in the historical books of the Arabic geographer Al-Idrisi in 1154, has had many centuries of active life with everything that goes with it. If the ancient city walls could talk, they would, without a doubt, tell us stories better than any adventure book. They have seen ...

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Muhu island

Located only 7 kilometers off the mainland, the island of Muhu is probably one of the least known islands in the western archipelago of Estonia. This is a result of the fact that most tourists both foreign and Estonians treat it only as a transit to the more known and ...

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