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2.5.2012 | Editorial

Looking forward to the summer ahead

Looking forward to the summer ahead

Looking forward to the summer ahead

Estonia keeps appearing in the news. Many articles about tourism to Estonia have been published over the past couple of months, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Independent. The Guardian praised Estonia for embracing the Internet. And even Stephen Colbert wished Happy Birthday to the tiny country with a good PR department. This is all good news for the Estonian tourism industry, as it approaches the upcoming summer season.

Signs of summer are popping up everywhere around Tallinn, though the weather does not always agree. Restaurants and cafés in the Old Town and the Town Hall Square are building their street-side patios. Concert and festival announcements are starting to appear in the newspapers and on signposts. And best of all, the days are long.

This summer there is so much to look forward to. The Tallinn airport has announced that it plans to expand in order to accommodate more lowcost airline carriers, meaning that it will now be even more convenient to get to Tallinn. A virtual map of Tallinn’s Old Town is available on-line to let you explore the private gardens, and alleyways you may not otherwise get to explore.

And the festivals! You can look forward to a packed program this summer including Tallinn’s Old Town Days, starting May 26, and then in June, the Türi and Jäneda Flower Shows will attract visitors from all over. Enjoy music by the sea at the Kaunid Kontserdid Käsmus Summer Concert Series starting on June 5.

In this month’s issue, we take you on a shopping excursion along Pikk Street in Tallinn’s Old Town, tell you where to go to enjoy live music and a great meal; and if that’s not enough, we have a historical guide to Ida-Virumaa county in the north eastern part of Estonia. This is a fascinating, predominantly Russian speaking area of Estonia, with an even more interesting history.

Happy travels!

1.6.2017 | Editorial

Fire-jumping and white nights

Fire-jumping and white nights

If you happen to be in Tallinn for Midsummer, you’ll notice that there aren’t many Estonians around. Midsummer or St … Read more

2.5.2017 | Editorial

Summer in the city, and in the countryside

Summer in the city, and in the countryside

Summer creeps up on us slowly here in Estonia, so slowly in fact, that we’re never quite sure when the … Read more

3.4.2017 | Editorial

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

Ah, the smell of spring in the air! Longer days, more sunshine, and the anticipation of summer being just around … Read more

2.3.2017 | Editorial

The spring spirit

The spring spirit

You might say spring is in the air, but not because of the weather, because of the upcoming events this … Read more

31.1.2017 | Editorial

Winter is in full swing

Winter is in full swing

While winter is far from over and it will still be some time before we see any signs of spring, … Read more

3.1.2017 | Editorial

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

While we haven’t been blessed with much snow over the past years, as I write this I have my fingers … Read more

1.11.2016 | Editorial

The sights and  smells of the holidays

The sights and smells of the holidays

If there’s one consolation to the long dark nights and short gloomy days of autumn, it’s that you know Christmas … Read more

1.11.2016 | Editorial

An Estonian Christmas

An Estonian Christmas

Estonian Christmas is a mixture of traditional and modern, a combination of cultures and cuisines. The many occupations of Estonia … Read more