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Strange Monuments in Tallinn – the Road Trip
Sometimes you pass a monument and the only thought in your head is, “??!??”. There is no sign, at best there is a confusing year number, and the passing locals seem to not even notice this thing’s existence.... Read more
7 Awesome Examples of Soviet Architecture in Estonia
Usually, when someone mentions Soviet architecture the first things that come to mind in Estonia are concrete block houses that make up much of Tallinn and so many other post-Soviet cities. Many will think of something ugly, boring,... Read more
Homage to Kalamaja, Tallinn
Ten minutes from the Old Town, between fixed geared bicycles, weird beards and modern art, you’ll stumble upon beautiful wooden houses and odd restaurants in abandoned factories. The Kalamaja area has turned into the humble home of Tallinn’s... Read more
The Post-Tourist: What do Modern Day Travelers and Reality TV Have In Common?
As an avid reality TV enthusiast as well as a travel-fan, I think it’s fair to compare the modern-day nomads that are post-tourists with the brilliance of TV that just doesn’t imitate reality, but lives through it. Jersey Shore was... Read more
From Lenin to Gorbachev: How Soviet Leaders Influenced Tallinn?
A look back to communism can be a difficult, funny or and a thoughtful one. The Soviet occupation of Estonia lasted from 1940-1941 and 1944-1991, during almost half a century, each of the leaders of the Soviet Union... Read more