Blog, photography, travel tips, financial independence, Gig jobs (Airbnb/Bolt), life in Estonia and more about Europe.
Born on the Gold Coast, raised in suburban Brisbane, now travelling Europe since 2006 , frequent stints back home. I’ve dedicated this blog to various aspects of life in Estonia, occasionally focusing Europe in general from an Aussie’s perspective. If you like my content, don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom of the page.
Since my last post a lot in the world has changed. We’ve left Estonia and returned to Brisbane to be with family, to pursue professional work, financial interests and just generally enjoy the Australian lifestyle for a moment. This was always the post Sabbatical plan and we’ll remain here until we return to Estonia inContinue reading “COVID-19 Part 1/2: The Bad”
Many good things have come out of this crisis. Those who like breaking routine and being creative are embracing the “new normal”. Here’s a few ways you can capitalise on the current disruptions: Australian Stimulus Payments & Superannuation Withdrawals Many Governments around the world have issued “economic stimulus payments”. In Australia, $750 payments have alreadyContinue reading “COVID-19 Part 2/2: The Good”
Have you ever noticed those guys riding around on bicycles with massive cube bags and wondered? You know, how does one become a courier? How much would you make per delivery? What’s it like in #Estonia? UPDATE! 2021 Bolt now pays ~ 3EUR per delivery. I’m also earning with Bondora 💶 I’m now also makingContinue reading “Bolt Bicycle Courier: Tallinn My 200€ Challenge. 1/2”
1. It’s Medieval AF! 2. Day trips to Helsinki! 3. The Forests and Fresh Air 4. Estonian Design is Cool! 5. It’s Europe on a Budget 6. You’re Single? 7. You like Smart People 8. You Drink Craft Beer 9. Luxury Spa Hotels… 10. Because… Hipster Cafés 11. Personal Space and Privacy! 12. Mushroom SeasonContinue reading “100 Reasons to Visit Estonia”
For foreigners Russia and Soviet history is intriguing but visas for Russia can be complicated. Part of Narva’s allure is its Soviet nostalgia and everything Russian. This small town in #Estonia is easiest the way to see Russia – without actually visiting it. Sparta Hostel As with most of my trips, I always try aheadContinue reading “Visit Narva, Estonia’s Russian City”
I earned 160€ in 6 months with Bondora and you can do the same. Get 5€ free credit to get started in earning a passive income in Europe. Investing and Travel go hand in hand For some of us a short 90 day Schengen visa just isn’t enough. We want to explore everything Europe hasContinue reading “6 Months with Bondora”
Happy new year! Head uut asstat. Let’s make 2021 better than 2020 starting with our financial goals. This post is my experience with Bondora. I made 286.36€ as passive income. Read either the short version or the long story which covers the entire experience (not just the numbers). Found this post to be useful? ShowContinue reading “12 Months with Bondora”
Non-EU/EEA digital nomads, travellers and expats can open bank accounts in Estonia. However, it can be expensive without residency. Here’s what you need to know: Residency and Bank Fees in Estonia Without a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) you’ll lose hundreds of euros by opening a bank account in Estonia. All banks charge non-residents inordinate fees.Continue reading “Estonian Banks, Alternatives and e-Residency”
As a guest service agent in a hotel, I'll be sharing on my blog fun stories related to my work and also give local tips about my hometown, Tallinn! I hope you will enjoy your temporary stay on my blog while reading my posts and hopefully I can welcome you back with more engaging stories. You are also welcome to follow me on Instagram @vee.valaja.