Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android. THE grey Stalinist blocks, potholed roads and intimidating communist-era plazas hardly suggest a hipster hotspot. The abandoned factory buildings, cheap living space and the frisson of sitting on a cultural front line between Russia and the West will attract trendsetters—or so Estonian officials hope. They stumbled on Narva, where almost the entire population is Russian-speaking.
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Travel & Transportation in Estonia
Rye bread, also known as black bread, is an important part of Estonian culture. Homemade bread was more than a staple, it was a necessity. Traditional recipes included berries, raisins and seeds and Estonian rye is known to be dense, earthy and packed with flavour. The result? Estonian comfort food of the highest order. Visitors can enjoy potato dumplings, potato pancakes and shallow fried potato cakes. Sprats are an Estonian staple.
A first timer’s guide to wholesome and delicious Estonian Food
At 45, square kilometres, Estonia is just a little bigger than Denmark, Switzerland, or the Netherlands. Culturally, it is located at the crossroads of Northern, Western and Eastern. Travelling via the country's developed road network and timely train and bus connections, you can cross Estonia in just a few hours, and almost every village has cosy farm stays and inns. Handy travel apps Read more.
The male species remain an elusive mystery to me. Even now, when I am the only girl in the family of four…. Throughout the years I have studied the males in their natural habitat, conducted scientific observations and even resorted to Gestapo-style interrogation.