Monday, 21 August 2017

Victory! Estonian Ott Tänak wins Deutschland's ADAC Rally

If you are Estonian and love motor sports then you'll be thrilled to know that Ott Tänak won the ADAC 'Rally in Germany yesterday. The win couldn't have come on a better day - Estonia's Day of Restoration of Independence. It was a great win and he has made Estonia proud. Congratulations'!


More information on the ADAC Rally (in German) can be found here:
Tänak gewinnt ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2017

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Today we celebrate the Day of Restoration of Independence! Head Taasiseseisvuspäeva!

Today Estonians across the globe commemorate the restoration of their country's independence. On this day I think of the brave men who fought for Estonia's indenpendence, those who suffered during the occupation and those who had a vision for Estonia's future and worked tirelessly to make it happen. I thank you.

On this day, the beautiful blue, black and white Estonian flag will proudly be display in my home and the words of the national anthem will never be far from my mind. Elagu Eesti! 


National Anthem: Estonia - Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Estonians are encouraged to return home for the EV100 celebrations

In 2018, the Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The centenary programme began in April 2017 and continues through to February 2020 to mark all of the most important milestones in the emergence of Estonia’s statehood. All Estonians living abroad are invited to visit Estonia during the celebrations. It will be a great time to reconnect with family, see how our beloved homeland has developed and fill our hearts with national pride. I will definitely be back in Estonia next February.  There is no place I would rather be!


Estonians worldwide are invited to come celebrate Estonia's centenary!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Test yourself - How much has Tallinn changed?


Tallinn changes and develops constantly, and even in a few short years, some places can change beyond recognition. In order to show how much has changed in the capital, this test features a collection of images from Tallinn's recent and more distant past. They are set in a comparative test with modern photographs. Put your memory and logic to the test!


Monday, 14 August 2017

Tammsaare's "Truth and Justice" currently filming in Mõniste


If you love Anton Hansen Tammsaare's epic work Truth & Justice then you'll be pleased to know that a new film version is currently being filmed in Mõniste Municipality, south-eastern Estonia. The film is based on volume one of the five book series that was originally published in 1926.

The cast of the film adaptation includes Priit Loog as Andres, Priit Võigemast as Pearu, Maiken Schmidt as Krõõt, Ester Kuntu as Mari and Simeoni Sundja as Juss.

"Truth and Justice" is scheduled to premiere in February 2019.

More information (in Estonian) can be found here: Tõe ja õiguse - filmimine on raske nagu eestlase elu 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Muhu Island - One of 8 Places in the World Where You Can Get Some Peace and Quiet

Great to see Muhu Island feature on the list! It's a truly beautiful place.


Muhu Island, Estonia
Just 45 minutes from Saaremaa, the country’s bigger island known for its spruce trees and beer, Muhu feels like a fairytale with its old trestle windmills and squat wooden houses. The centuries-old Pädaste Manor, the only five-star hotel outside Tallinn, offers gourmet cuisine, a wood-burning sauna and private horse rides around the island, says Tepper.


Here's the top eight locations from the Travel and Leisure website:

Burgenland, Austria

The Cotswolds, England

Muhu Island, Estonia

Beara Penninsula, Ireland

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Pylos, Russia

Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Pueblo Garzón, Uruguay

To read the full article, please click here:
8 Places in the World Where You Can Get Some Peace and Quiet

Monday, 7 August 2017

Erik Thomas Kirkman perfectly captures Estonia's natural beauty


Feel inspired to visit Estonia by watching this breathtaking video by Norwegian filmmaker Erik Thomas Kirkman. The filmmaker visits Estonia several times each year to spend time with his wife's family who live near Haapsalu. Estonia has become his second home. 

It's hard not to fall in love with Estonia's natural, unspoilt beauty. The more you visit, the more you will want to go back.