Yup we did this human chain thing 30 years ago and it was truly grand.
But while we have your attention, as you probably know the Amazon rainforest is on fire and it’s pretty bad for the planet we all call home. Embaixada do Brasil em Talin – Embassy of Brazil in Tallinn, we are looking at you. Humans can achieve significant change if we come together and act, just like Baltic nations did three decades ago. Taking care of the Amazon rainforest which generates 20% of world’s oxygen is no small task, but a task we must honor if we are to continue our existence on planet Earth.
August is a pretty significant month for many in Estonia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. Here’s one take on why that is.
Thirty years ago this month, a series of peaceful demonstrations in Eastern Europe set off a chain of events that culminated in the collapse of the Soviet Union. Looking back, it is now clear that Europe experienced a miracle in 1989: the story could have had a much darker and bloodier ending.
What a perfect Saturday weather!
Haapsalu often gets overlooked but is actually a true gem of Estonias west coast. Perfect for a day trip!
If you think of spending a day out of Tallinn then consider visiting Haapsalu. It’s one of the oldest towns in Estonia and mostly known for its healing mud baths. It takes just 1,5 hours by bus and since the city is totally walkable you can spend a whole day discovering it. Happlasu has an old town part, castle & cathedral, once the longest railway station in the Northern-Europe and much more. Read more about Haapsalu below.
Another walk in the Old Town of Tallinn.
Built-up from the 13th to 16th centuries Tallinn Old Town (then called Reval) is quite rightly, the city’s biggest tourist draw. And the fact that its colourful, gabled houses, half-hidden courtyards and grandiose churches all neatly packaged within a mostly-intact city wall and dotted with guard towers gives it an extra dose of fairytale charm.
Did you know that Tallinn’s Old Town was entered on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1997 as an “exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a medieval northern European trading city”?
Rummu. That’s where you should go this weekend, Rummu. See more below!
Lots of sh… er, stuff happening at Heldeke!
If you want to witness the rebirth of a once forgotten city area then head to Noblessner. This old shipyard area was formerly closed to the public but is now boasting of bright colours, bold architecture and seaside charm. It’s easy to walk there. Just follow the coastline from Seaplane Harbour or hop on the bus no 73 from the central city and get off at the Noblessner stop. Read below about the history of this area or about the shops, restaurants and bars to visit while there.
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