Every country has its own national museum. But, I guarantee you; no country has a national museum as unique as Estonia’s. You have no idea about scale or perspective. What am I looking at? Good question! See the building shrinking into the distance? That’s a […]
I just did my taxes online, and I think I may have found Estonia’s most effective, most efficient digital system. After the headache of registering my address with the population register and getting free public transport, I’d lost faith in digital Estonia. One of my […]
One of the things you discover when you move to Estonia is the number of different ID systems available. I’ve written before about how needlessly complicated things seem when you’re a newcomer – it isn’t just a matter of getting an ID card, but you […]
Doesn’t getting old suck? To put it lightly, it does suck; tremendously. Just as Wagner was a bit of prick, yet we can’t deny the excellence of his music, so too is Louis CK dodgy, yet his stand up was fantastic. This bit illustrates it […]
Last weekend I went to the Welcoming Programme’s Basic Module. If you haven’t heard of it, the Welcoming Programme is a series of courses run by a company called Settle in Estonia and funded by the government, designed to help expats settle into Estonian life. […]
Have a look at the image above. This is a slide from the government-run welcoming program that Jacqui attended on Saturday. It’s an actual example of how even the Estonian government describes Estonians as being restrained (or even introverted). To the outsider, this can be […]
You must wear a reflector. So do you go cheap, or invest in something better? See this buying guide to help you choose the quintessential Estonian accessory!
A somewhat belated edition of the Flat White Diaries. It was a cold Saturday morning. I was sleeping peacefully. I was warm. Toasty. It was 5:02am. Jacqui woke me up, because my alarm, which was supposed to do so 2 minutes earlier, was not set. […]