Christmas In Estonia

Christmas in Estonia (Jõulud Eestis) goes way back. In 1441 the Black Heads guild erected Europe’s first decorated Christmas tree on Tallinn’s Raekoja Plats. Today the medieval old town hosts a famous Christmas market with a large tree smack bang in the centre. The historical claim is not without some contention. Back in the day,Continue reading “Christmas In Estonia”

100 Reasons to Visit Estonia

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”

Estonian e-Residency & TRP

I’ve always wanted to live in Europe but was born with the wrong passport. If you’re non-EU and looking at applying for a D Visa / TRP or you’re curious about about Estonia’s eResidency this post is for you. These days I travel between Australia and Europe every year. It’s been like this since 2006.Continue reading “Estonian e-Residency & TRP”

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

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”

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? UPDATE 2020: Bolt now pays 3EUR per delivery + I earn with Bondora Bolt’s promotional rate has finished, theyContinue 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? 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”

Jess Perriam

Digital sociologist and researcher

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Stuck in Sydney and posting old photos I've taken with various camera phones over the years. To make it more interesting, now in Black and White with sarcastic commentary.

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Receptionist on Duty

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.