Here is a short summary – in English – of those 12 reasons – why travel blogger Patrick Hundt likes Tallinn. See post https://estonia108.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/from-travel-blogger-patrick-hundt/
1. Long summer nights
2. A city with a beach
3. Tallinn is a green city
4. Jogging on the promenade (connecting city and beach)
5. Beautiful inner city
6. No hard selling (nobody pushes you to do shopping)
7. Great viewpoints above the city
8. Attractions (he mentions some)
9. Certain areas for buildings made of wood
10. Concrete blocks from the Soviet era
11. Many coffee shops
12. Comfort and convenience
His website (in German): http://www.101places.de/12-grunde-weshalb-ich-tallinn-mag
Estonia turns to NATO. You all read and heard about it. But in today’s world no nation is able to defend itself. Even the most powerful countries are treathened and held hostage by small terrorist groups. Military means are powerless in the age of guided missiles.
“How, then, can we achieve lasting peace and protect the security, stability, and well-being of every nation?”, Dr John Hagelin, Executive Director of the International Center for Invincible Defense is asking.
And he is gving the answer: “According to recent research, traditional approaches to defense fail because they do not address the underlying cause of violence and conflict: they do not relieve the acute political, ethnic, and religious tensions that fuel terrorism and conflict. We need an effective means to eliminate these deep-seated tensions—a proven approach that can safeguard a nation against violence and promote peace and prosperity in the world.
During the last 25 years, a powerful, innovative approach to peace has been extensively field tested—in the Middle East and throughout the world. The consistent result has been dramatic reductions in terrorism, war, and other social violence. These findings have been replicated, published in leading academic journals, and endorsed by hundreds of independent scientists and scholars. The efficacy of this approach is now beyond question.
These studies verify that the scientific knowledge and technologies are now available to end terrorism and conflict, to achieve indomitable national strength and security, and to create permanent world peace. By implementing these technologies, every government can rise to invincibility and secure the peace and safety of its citizens. But the time to act is now.” Read more here: http://www.invincibledefense.org
Read here about the fundamentals of Invincibility: http://www.invincibledefense.org/fundamentals.html
See graphics: Meissner Effect: Invincibility through Internal Coherence
Impressions of a German who visited Tallinn in 1993 while working in Helsinki. Then 18 years later he came back – this time from Munich. He also saw Riga and Vilnius. Here is his blog: http://www.erde-in-bildern.de/reiseblog/allgemein/baltikum/
The German travel blogger (“digital nomad”) gives 12 reasons why he likes Tallinn: http://www.101places.de/12-grunde-weshalb-ich-tallinn-mag