Posted in Media

Freedom of Press: Estonia 3rd place in 2011


Ranking list – Freedom of Press 2011, according to the organisation “Reporters without Boundaries”:

1 Finland
2 Norway
3 Estonia
4 Netherlands
5 Austria
6 Island
7 Luxembourg
8 Switzerland
9 Capverdes
10 Canada
11 Denmark
12 Sweden
13 New Zealand
14 Tschechia
15 Ireland
16 Cyprus
17 Jamaica
18 Germany
19 Costa Rica
20 Belgium …
… 44 South Korea
45 Comores
46 Taiwan
47 USA
48 Argentina
49 Romania
50 Latvia
51 Trinidad and Tobago
52 Haiti
53 Moldavia …


Posted in Music, Travel

Winter Festival in Tallinn

Winter Festival in Tallinn. Source:

Winter Festival in Tallinn – one week full of concerts in the Estonian capital

For the 5th time already the Winter Festival takes place in Talliin. Renowned young talents will show their skills between 20 and 28 February 2012 in five concerts.

Ryanair provides every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday flights from airport Bremen to Tallinn. Tickets are available currently from 9,99 Euro on for a oneway flight on . From Düsseldorf (Weeze) Ryanair flies Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for 14,99 Euro. These offers are valid until Thursday 26 January, for traveling in February and March 2012.

The theme for this year is „Open your eyes, open your hearts. Artists will present different genres, instruments, and musical styles from Bach to Verdi.  Like in the past years the income will be collected to purchase instruments in an effort to support the young musicians and singers.

Concert tickets are available at

The programme can be seen here:


Posted in Fashion, People

Young Estonian fashion designer Lilli Jahilo at the fashion week

Berlin Fashion Week 2012 took place from 18 January until 21 January.

Besides designers like Perret Schaad, Patrick Mohr, Lala Berlin, Schumacher, Dimitri, Lena Hoschek and Kaviar Gauche, the following labels showed their collection for autumn/winter 2012/13 in Berlin: Baltic Fashion Catwalk (Elin Enström, Gregor Gonsior, Lilli Jahilo, Narciss), Hien Le, Lever Couture, Marcel Ostertag, Mariusz Przybylski, Schacky and Jones, and Vladimir Karaleev. The young Estonian fashion designer Lilli Jahilo presented  her collection on Friday, 20th January 2012. See: and

Posted in People

Nami Nami

Header of Nami-Nami

Now here is something for the gourmet!  Click here.

“An Estonian food lover sharing a delicious life and blog with an equally food-obsessed husband K. and two gorgeous kids.”

Freshly updated on 14 January 2012.

Posted in Education

The Estonian Language Blog

Just found this blog:  The Estonian Language Blog

Last update: Sunday, October 30, 2011.

Let us hope it will continued. Looks interesting.

“This blog intends to be a place where I shall post information about Estonian grammar and vocabulary, discuss Estonian learning materials and other resources, point out interesting and useful websites and mention news stories relating to the language.” …

Posted in Travel

Estonian Air from Tallinn to Hannover

From 2nd April 2012, Estonian Air flies six times a week from Tallinn to Hannover and back.
Flying time: 1 hour and 55 minutes. Plane:  a 88-seats-jet CRJ900.

Hannover was selected because of its favourable location to one of the most important transit centers of Europe. During the first operating year, passengers  from Tallinn receive a HannoverCard, free of charge, which is valid for local traffic in the entire greater region of Hannover. Moreover they also benefit from free admission tickets  for Hannover fairs.


Posted in Arts, Media, People, Travel

Gingerbread Mania

"Piparkoogimaania" poster. Source:

In Tallinn, shortly before the holidays, “Gingerbread Mania”  took over. With this theme («PiparkoogiMaania») pieces of art and design made from dough can be seen in the Estonian capital. More than 140 Estonian artists are showing the edible exhibits until the 8 of January 2012. Director Mari-Liis Laanemaa said, in total 400 kg dough had been processed skillfully.  In Estonia, gingerbreads are  baked traditionally before christmass at home and eaten with hot wine punch.


Translation: estionia108

About «PiparkoogiMaania»:

About Mari-Liis: and