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Alatskivi #visitestonia #eesti100 #estonia100 #alatskivi

alatskivi1 (2)Alatskivi located right on the shore of Peipsi lake in Nina village. Alatskivi Castle is a Neo-Gothic castle in Alatskivi, Estonia. Dating to the 17th century, it is situated in Alatskivi. Visit Alatskivi Castle during summertime to admire beautiful roses and enjoy Peipsi lake.

Peipsi area is home to Old Believers, a traditional religious minority recognised as hard-working and skillful fishermen, builders and keen onion cultivators. 

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂 Estonians saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

And be careful. This is the area of States Borders. Be careful and follow signs. Latvia is in EU and you welcome to visit Latvia, but for Russia you need visa.

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Alatskivi Castle

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Vilsandi Island #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #vilsandi

Estonia’s territories include a group of 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea.
The island of Vilsandi, Saaremaa Parish, Saare County, Estonia is located in the Baltic Sea. It covers an area of some 9 square km and is the westernmost populated island in Estonia.

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Vilsandi is the oldest nature protection area in the Baltics, created in 1910, and reorganised as the Vilsandi National Park in 1993. There are over a hundred islands with lots of birds at the Vilsandi… …

You will find calmest place on earth. In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

My family is from South Estonia, but 15 years ago my parents moved to Saaremaa.

 

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Muhu Island #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #muhu

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMuhu is an island in the Baltic Sea. With an area of 198 km2 (76 sq mi) it is the third largest island belonging to Estonia, after Saaremaa and Hiiumaa.
The sleepy fishermen’s villages, windmills, thatched cottages and wildlife provide a perfect retreat for those looking to get lost in the nature.

My family is from South Estonia, but 15 years ago my parents moved to Saaremaa. To get to Saaremaa, one must first get to Muhu island.

Muhu is beautiful and peaceful.

Muhu is interesting in wintertime, as well : you can drive on the ice

if it’s cold enough. During particularly cold winters (like the ones we used to have) you can drive between some of Estonia’s islands. The roads are marked with signs and speed limits.

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PĂĽhajärve #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia #pĂĽhajärve

PĂĽhajärv (“Holy lake”) is a lake in Estonia, near the town of Otepää.
There are many lakes with the name PĂĽhajärv (‘Holy Lake’) in Estonia. The one located in the Otepää Upland is the most famous of them. The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake PĂĽhajärv make it the biggest and most beautiful lake in the Otepää region.

Did you know that some of Estonia’s towns are given a title? Otepää is the winter capital, Türi is the spring capital, Pärnu is the summer capital and Narva is the autumn capital.pyhajarve1

 

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Suur Munamägi #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #suurmunamägi

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Observation Tower on Suur Munamägi

Now you’re going to laugh about me 🙂 But yes.

The highest peak in Estonia (and the Baltic states), reaching 318 metres (1,043 ft) above sea level. Suur Munamägi (translation is ” Big Egg Mountain” ) is located near the village of Haanja, in Võru County in the south-eastern corner of Estonia, close to the borders of both Latvia and Russia.

View and the landscape around the Suur Munamägi is impressive . Forest. Forests cover about 50% of the territory of Estonia.

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂

Estonians saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

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Värska #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #värska

Varska (4)Värska is located in South-Eastern corner of Estonia. In Setomaa, far away from the big cities. This facility is known for the freshwater mud and famous Värska mineral water used here.

Seto region, also called Setomaa, is the historical area of settlement of the Seto people in south-eastern corner of the Republic of Estonia. In order to survive in this colourful conjuncture, the Setos have learned to take into consideration other cultures but, at the same time, have hold on to their own. Read more about Setomaa.

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂

Estonians are saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be the  last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

And be careful. This is the area of States Borders. Be careful and follow signs. Latvia is in EU and you welcome to visit Latvia, but for Russia you need  a visa.

Did you know there are dialects in different regions of Estonia? For example, the Setos in southern Estonia have their own dialect and their own kingdom, with about 12,000 speakers. Võru also has its own dialect with about 75,000 speakers. Both dialects are on the UNESCO list of threatened dialects.
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Spring. Sour. #visitestonia #sour #forest #spring

In the spring forest you will never be thirsty.

As a children we used to put the branch into an anthill. Ants excrete methanoic acid and branch becomes sour. It was very good to lick of thirst 🙂
And Please. Never. Never. Do not destroy the anthill.

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For a country that covers only a little over 45,000 km2, it has an estimated population of 1.3 million and it one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe, with almost 50% covered by forest.
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Vihula Manor #visitestonia #vihulamanor #estonia100 #eesti100

The first written record of Vihula manor in Lahemaa National Park dates back to 1501.

At thevihula (1) time it belonged to the Danish baron Hans von Lode. The manor fascinates with its atmosphere and picturesque location in Lahemaa National Park.

Today there in Vihula is the beautiful SPA.
Vihula – a lovely place where the the forest meets the Baltic Sea.

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