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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.

DSC02174DSC02181Did you know?
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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Are You looking for Handmade Christmas Gifts Ideas?

Finding the right gift can be a damn near impossible task. But. This year. For me this task is very easy 🙂
Estonia really prioritize the well-being of new parents. Mothers in Estonia are given 140 days of fully paid pregnancy and maternity leave, which may begin 30-70 days before the expected delivery date.  After maternity leave ends, parents get an additional 435 days off to share, with compensation calculated at the average of their two earnings.IMG_2525My sister got two wonderful children. And of course, her children are very good children 🙂 🙂
And that would not be boring, she started own business :)I love robes, she is making 🙂 And maybe you as well? Maybe  I can help you and solve the biggest problem:
” right Christmas present”. So, check it out, I hope you like Prii robes 🙂

Ülla, my sister is writing:

We all know how tricky it is to find “the right item” from the stores. Especially if you know exactly, what you´re looking for. Well, I was looking for a nice robe for my husband. Natural fabrics, nothing too fancy or expensive, yet not the ordinary boring frotees. Something with style and quality. Maybe I was looking in all the wrong places, but what a huge amount of polyester and “Made in Taiwan”…
And so, I came to a conclusion- I have to do it myself. My husband liked the first robe and since then I´ve made a few more 🙂
It has been an exciting journey! To find the right designs , good fabrics and excellent partners. BTW, the sewing quality is really great! All these robes are sewn in Tallinn, Estonia and each seam is made with the heart, you can make sure of it yourself.
So, I hope you like Prii robes. And if you have good suggestions on how to get more better – all thoughts are welcome!
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