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1.8.2016 | Editorial

Summer Blues

Summer Blues

Growing up, there were always certain events that marked the end of summer. While we looked forward to them, we couldn’t help the feeling that summer was ending and soon it would be back to school, back to work, and so on. But let’s not get sad quite so soon, we still have a month of festivities, of exploring the country, or enjoying sunsets on the beach, and hopefully some more good weather. Summer is festival time in Estonia and just because the long days are getting shorter and the weather a little cooler, there is still time to pack a few more in. The annual Birgitta Festival in Pirita showcases contemporary musical theatre in the setting of medieval convent ruins. Let’s not forget about the food festivals that come along with the harvest, like the Pickle festival in Tahkuranna or the Lüübnitsa Onion and Fish Fair. And then there are the events that signify the end of summer like the White Lady Festival in Haapsalu and the Night of Ancient Fires where bonfires are lit along the shores of Estonia on the last night in August.

This month’s issue focuses on the Old Town and it’s many hidden gems. While you might wander through it for an hour and decide to head somewhere else, but trust us, there’s more to see and do. We’ve put together a list of favourite places to eat, drink, and shop, as suggested by locals. And don’t forget to check out our nightlife page for a look at some of the hottest mid-week parties in town.

Happy travels!

Kristina Lupp, Editor-in-chief

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