If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights.
Back in 1911 two men, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British Navy officer Robert Scott were determined to conquer the South Pole. What had started as a personal ambition to reclaim the South Pole for their respective countries, suddenly turned into a race when they found out about the plans of the other.
The exhibition Race to the End of the Earth, currently open at the Seaplane Harbour, is a fantastic journey through the remarkable attempt of these two people and their teams to make it to the South Pole. (more…)
Estonia has opened the first of its six official ice roads. It stretches from the seaside resort town of Haapsalu to the Noarootsi peninsula in western Estonia. I cuts travel time significantly as drivers take a shortcut across the frozen Baltic sea.
The regular highway code doesn’t apply on this road. It has it’s own rules. (more…)
Estonia’s best restaurants of 2015 were selected by 30 experts (12 from Estonia and 18 from abroad).
Each restaurant was evaluated repeatedly at different times of the day. Half of the evaluators were from Estonia, half from elsewhere.
The evaluators visited the venues incognito. Each of the evaluators decided for themselves, what to order, and covered the bill.
The methodology used for the evaluation has been developed over the years by the Swedish restaurant guide called “White Guide”. The greatest number of points a restaurant can be assessed with is 100.
- Food can get a maximum of 40 points (17-21 satisfactory; 22-27 good level; 32-35 distinctive cooking, local master class; 36-40 illustrious cookery, international master class).
- Beverages can be assessed with up to 20 points (8-10 fair; 11-13 good; 14-17 distinctive selection and serving, a local master class; 18-20 an international master class).
- Service peaks at 25 points (8-12 fair; 13-17 good; 18-22 local master class; 23-25 an international master class)
- The maximum score for the milieu is 15 (5-7 neutral; 8-10 equivalent to the rest of the thrills; 11-13 provides additional value to the rest of the thrills; 14-15 is by itself worth visiting the place) .
The results devided restaurants to 4 categories. (more…)
Looking for a perfect travel destination?
For all travelers out there looking for the coolest passport stamps of 2016, Travel Channel chose Estonia and Tallinn as one of the next great travel destinations:
“Start in Tallinn, where fairytale architecture wows in this medieval old town. Wander the ancient streets, pop by the plethora of museums and churches, and then venture to the country’s most famous national parks – Matsalu, Vilsandi and Lahemaa.”
You can read the full post about The Next 11 Great Destinations by Travel Channel here.
Would you recommend any particular places in Estonia and Tallinn? Share it in the comments.
In Q3 2015, 9 769 transactions with housing were effected in Estonia. At the same time, 983 units of housing received permits for use. Assuming hypothetically that under the conditions of a stable market the number of transactions effected with housing is roughly the same as the number of units of housing completed, it may be said that 10% of all transactions with housing in Estonia are effected with new housing. (more…)
According to Statistics Estonia, 1 511 units of housing, with a total floor area of 137 000 m², were issued with building permits in Q3 2015. Issuance of building permits for housing grew 53% year on year, whereas the floor area of housing grew 21%.
The floor area of a mean unit of housing issued with a building permit was 91 m² in Q3 2015. These are some of the lowest levels in recent years. Based on this, it may be observed that building permits are being issued predominantly for apartments, whose floor area is dragging down the mean. (more…)
According to Statistics Estonia, 983 units of housing received permits for use in Estonia in Q3 2015. These are some of the highest levels in the past five years, more than double the number of permits for use a year ago. At the same time, the floor area of housing completed was 98 600 m². This is 81% above last year’s levels. (more…)