Estonia – in transition from the East to the West

Tallinn Main Square

Our trip to Estonia revealed a small but proud nation – making a peaceful transition from Soviet rule to western democracy. In 1989, during the “Singing Revolution“, in a landmark demonstration for more independence, more than two million people formed a human chain stretching through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, called the Baltic Way. All three […]

Sagadi Mois – an Estonian Gem

The beautiful Sagadi manor is called “the most manorial manor” in Estonia. The manor consists of several¬†buildings with white arcades surrounding a large square, a gorgeous 18th century manor house¬†and a lovely pond.

Estonia: Rakvere – The medieval Castle and open air Museum

Estonias Rakvere – The Medieval Castle and open air Museum When Krista took us to the Rakvere castle, she gave us an opportunity to visit the past, the mysterious middle Ages. The castle is located half a way between Tallinn and the Russian border. It takes about an hour and a half by car.

Krista, our favorite Estonian Guide

Though Estonia is the country best adapted to the new rules and western values that appeared after the collapse of communism, it is still a very good idea to find a local guide to show you around.