Tag Archives: Estonia

A University Town & Medieval Festival: Tartu Estonia Photos Posted

I added Tartu to my Estonia trip on a whim, solely based on two words: “medieval” and “university.” Of course, it was summer, so university was not in session and renovation work hid the historic Anatomical Observatory beneath wispy curtains … Continue reading

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Retreat to Hiiumaa, Estonia: Photos Posted

Sometimes flinging yourself off the beaten tourist path means following the locals….as tourists. For a quiet, relaxed retreat from the cities of Estonia, I followed the city slickers to one of their summer idylls – the island of Hiiumaa, a rural … Continue reading

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Lahemaa National Park – Estonia’s Boggy Natural Wonderland

A highlight of my Baltics sojourn was a day in rain-soaked Lahemaa National Park, tucked into the northeast coast of Estonia. A pocket of boulder-studded coastline, crumbling Soviet submarine bases, haughty German baronial manor houses, and primordial bogs, this national park deserves … Continue reading

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Travel Health Experiments of a Fibromite

I experienced an unexpected blessing on my Baltics trip – the fibromyalgia monster within was tamed to a gentle kitten’s playful bite. Maybe it was all the walking? On average, I must have walked 5 or 6 hours a day, even with … Continue reading

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Tallinn, Estonia Photos

I am back in Wisconsin, back to a wilted garden in the middle of intense drought and a busy ramp-up to the new season for my theater day job. I have much to write about Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. … Continue reading

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An Estonian’s Highly Opinonated History Lesson

I’ve encountered a fascinating history lesson in the past week. Somehow I forgot that Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were once full-fledged members of the United Socialist Soviet Republics. Over and over I run into reminders, in the museums, the physical … Continue reading

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Tere Estonia!

Who knew Estonia was such a WiFi paradise? And who knew that also meant finding a computer to use or an Internet cafe was so difficult? Suddenly I am rethinking my minimalist packing ideology that excludes all electronics beyond a … Continue reading

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