How Much Money I Spent in Estonia

Want to know how much money you need to live in Estonia? Short answer: you need 20,000€ – 25,000€ p.a. Well, kind of. It depends. “How long is a piece of string?“. How much money (“raha”) you need depends on your lifestyle, where you live and whether or not you have a serious caffeine addictionContinue reading “How Much Money I Spent in Estonia”

European Sabbatical

Running into an old friend when it’s been a while. A long while. You know the feeling. “so what have you been up to?”, you’re lost for words. So much has happened. This is where we’re at right now, you and I. As the new year begins I’m reflecting on my European sabbatical. I’m askingContinue reading “European Sabbatical”

Where to Stay in Tallinn, #Estonia?

So you’re planning a trip to Tallinn and you’re wondering where to stay? Good news. Tallinn’s districts cater to different budgets and styles. Better yet, Tallinn is tiny. 159.3 km². Brisbane’s about 100 times greater than Tallinn! This means, all of the following districts are within walking distance to the main attraction – Tallinn Old Town.Continue reading “Where to Stay in Tallinn, #Estonia?”

My Viljandi (Autumn)

Last night’s youtube video “The Two Day Rule” renewed by motivation. So I was pretty happy to wake up to blue skies this morning after the few grey, dreary days we’ve had lately. Morning Jog Jogging down to the lake I ran into a foreigner-friend from Poland with her furry little friend. A brief morningContinue reading “My Viljandi (Autumn)”

My Viljandi (Fellin Love)

There’s more to #Estonia than Tallinn in the same way that there’s more to Germany than Berlin and Australia than Sydney. So why is it many tourists barely make it out of Tallinn? Weary traveller, reader of this blog, I encourage you to get out there. Explore Viljandi for a little while. There’s more toContinue reading “My Viljandi (Fellin Love)”

Cycling with Bolt: How I Made 200€ Behind Bars in Tallinn! 2/2

Hey, remember the last post covered everything you need to know about joining Bolt as a Courier. This post’s where the action is! #Estonia So how did it go? Did I reach that 200€ gross goal? Early Morning in the Village Blasting through my little village around 8:00 with Bolt gear on got a fewContinue reading “Cycling with Bolt: How I Made 200€ Behind Bars in Tallinn! 2/2”

Bolt Bicycle Courier: Tallinn & My 200€ Challenge. 1/2

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? By the way, to join Bolt sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHAphO2jPqaLOtTnQrBQj_Zd2FjjS-xY3Bw17seINoJT5pPg/viewform otherwise keep on reading for the story. I loveContinue reading “Bolt Bicycle Courier: Tallinn & My 200€ Challenge. 1/2”

Visit Narva, Estonia’s Russian City

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”

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