Friday, 13 July 2018

Beautiful ESTONIA ~ Cinematic Aerial Drone by Eneko García-Amezaga

Eneko García-Amezaga is a world traveller and has produced a series of videos of some of the most interesting places he has seen. He was recently in Estonia and completed an 11-day road trip, driving 2,200 Km around the country. He visited Tallinn, Paldiski, Haapsalu, Hiiumaa and Saaremaa Islands, Matsalu National Park, Pärnu, Soomaa NP, Viljandi, Põltsamaa, Võrtsjärv lake, Otepää, Sangaste, Valga, Võru, Rõuge, Suur Munamägi, Tartu, Mustvee, Lake Peipus, Kuremäe, Narva, Narva-Jõesuu, Ontika, Rakvere and Lahemaa National Park. The result of his adventure is this wonderful video - enjoy!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

World's first 5G phonecall took place in Tallinn on 27 June 2018

Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson and Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner made the world's first 5G video call on 27th June 2018 using the Elisa telecommunications network. The 5G video phone call used a 3.5 GHz frequency and was 10 times faster than mobile internet.

To learn more about 5G technology, please click here:

Monday, 2 July 2018

12 facts about Estonia's national football team

While the world is currently football crazy over the world Cup, I thought I'd take a moment to pause and take a look at Estonia's national team. It would be great to one day see them play in the Wold Cup tournament.

Here are 12 facts about Estonia's national football team:

1. Estonia's first international football match was held against Finland in 1920 ending in a 6–0 defeat.

2. Estonia has only competed once in the Olympic Games. That was in 1924.

3. After Estonia regained it's independence in 1991, it's first FIFA recognised match was against Slovenia on 3 June 1992. The match was held in Tallinn  resulting in a 1–1 draw.

4. Estonia has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship. 

5. In 2012 Estonia reached the UEFA Euro qualifying play-offs, later losing to Ireland.

6. Ever two years Estonia participates in the Baltic Cup championship. Estonia has won the tournament 3 times.

7.  The team's biggest win took place in Tallinn on 26 July 1928 with a 6–0 win against Lithuania.

8. Their biggest defeat was on 11 August 1922 with a 10–2 loss to Finland.

9. Andres Oper holds the record for most goals  (38).

10. Martin Reim  holds the record for the most caps (157).

11 Ragnar Klavan is team captain.

12. Estonia's current FIFA ranking is 94. In 2012 it was 47.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Mart Poom - 'The Poominaator'

While Germany grieves over their shock exit at the World Cup, let's think about something a bit more pleasant and remember the time when Estonian goalkeeper Mart Poom did that amazing goal back in 2007. It was a game in English football, Sunderland v Derby County when the match went into one minute of overtime. Sunderland was one down and Poom comes to support the team with their last attack and brilliantly scores! 

Mart Poom is currently goalkeeping coach for the Estonian national side and was voted the greatest Estonian player of the last 50 years.  He's considered a legend in his old English Club, Derby County.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Video:: Saaremaale!

For Jaanipäev, Estonians love to head to the islands to party! Saaremaa is a popular choice and the queue at the port can often be a long wait but for two observers it can be a bit of fun. This short film by Aleksandr Heifets and Jaak Kilmi won the 1st Place Award at the EstDocs Short Film Competition  in 2016.