Somewhere in the Setoland

Estonia travel stories

Tartu, Estonia, and Christmas

Christmas in Estonia Tartu, Estonia, is the First Country to Use a Christmas Tree Snow falling, children singing, and lights shimmering. This is the scene of a Christmas tradition set in the beautiful city of Tartu, Estonia. Three months into my eleven - month stay, I...

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Graveside Party in Setoland, Estonia

Graveside Party in Setoland, Estonia It was a celebration of death, I suppose. Or a celebration of life, or friendship, or something else. I was in Setomaa (the Setoland) in Estonia only a couple of miles from the surprisingly porous Russian border. I stood in the...

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Beyond the Expected: Russia, The Baltics & Warsaw

Brendan Vacations provides travelers with an experience of Europe that goes above and beyond, delivering a delightfully “beyond the expected” journey.  In the final installment of Brendan’s  four-part series, “Beyond the Expected: New Discoveries with Gems of...

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Kadriorg Park in Tallinn, Estonia

Small squads of tourists heading to the palace in Kadriorg Park near Tallinn, each with a different photo to take. It is a mini-Versailles according to the locals. The former cottage of Peter the Great nearby houses a museum. The KUMU Art Gallery was the European...

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“Bagging” Tallinn, Estonia

I felt like Alice falling through the rabbit hole as I walked into Tallinn from its port on the Baltic Sea. Or perhaps I stumbled into a time machine. The stone ramparts of this medieval walled village stand in stark contrast to the modern city surrounding them....

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Cruise Aboard the M.S. Andrea

ELEGANT CRUISES & TOURS WAIVES SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS FOR THREE SPECIAL SAILINGS ABOARD M.S. ANDREA THIS SUMMER For single travelers planning their summer vacations, Elegant Cruises & Tours, Inc., has good news. This niche cruise line specializing in culturally enriching...

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Deilmann Baltic Cruises

PETER DEILMANN BRINGS TRAVELERS THE BEST OF THE BALTIC REGION ON THREE SPRING AND SUMMER ITINERARIES ABOARD THE FIVE-STAR MS DEUTSCHLAND $99 air, complimentary shore excursions and more Castles, cathedrals, medieval towns, fjords and the fairy tale lands of...

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