Tag Archives: Estonia

Back to School

Nebraska schools open in mid-August now, even the colleges are starting before Labor Day anymore.  In Europe, however, September 1st is the “standard” opening day of school. September 1st is almost like a national holiday.  Kids dress up, families dress … Continue reading

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Tallin, Estonia

I loved Tallin’s old town, teeming with history and Old World charm, even in the rain. The city first showed up on maps in 1154, but early settlements date back 5,000 years.  It is one of the best preserved medieval … Continue reading

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Making Friends

The small town of Tallin, Estonia is a great place to meet and make new friends. The people there are so welcoming and friendly.  Just sit down on any park bench in the Old Town and you will soon be … Continue reading

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Waiting

On a wide, pedestrian-only cobblestone street in Tallinn, Estonia sits a quaint little coffee shop.  Across the street are several flower shops with no store fronts, just three walls and a canvas roof that extends over the sidewalk.  Flowers are … Continue reading

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September First

September First is a very important and celebrated day in Estonia — the first day of school. Flower shops lining the old cobblestone streets of Tallinn are very busy.  Every child, from preschool age through high school, was carrying a … Continue reading

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