Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Cool new Estonian invention - Playluggage!

Playluggage is a new Estonian brand of bags and suitcases aimed at renewing the industry and offering high quality products. Playluggage not only wants to create luggage, they want to give customers a travel companion that will provide exceptional functionality accompanied by stylish artwork and entertainment at a reasonable price. In addition to its core function and distinctive design, Playluggage creates the possibility of playing various traditional games whilst travelling. Their products are extremely durable, multifunctional, stylish and entertaining. Playluggage is for the distinguished traveler and families living active lifestyles.

Playluggage is a trademark and founded by Hanno Remmel who broke his suitcase during a trip to Barcelona. He started to discover possibilities to create his own unique luggage brand which would provide more fun whilst travelling. With a great team by his side, this outstanding luggage concept has received lots of attention in international media, including BBC, CNBC and various travel magazines.

Cool innovative designs!

You can learn  more about Playluggage from this video presentation.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

How many people actually speak Estonian in Estonia?

Earlier this year the Estonian Bureau of Statistics released a report detailing the number of Estonian speakers in Estonia. At the beginning of 2016 there were 883,707 people in Estonia who spoke Estonian as their mother tongue, i.e. 68.4% of the population. The report is a good read covering the different regions.

To read the full report (in Estonian) please click here: Kui palju räägitakse Eestis eesti keelt?

Thursday, 18 May 2017

How tens of thousands of Eastern European immigrants helped rebuild Britain in the dark days after WWII

Yesterday the Daily Mail published this interesting article describing how displaced persons (DPs) helped rebuild Britain after World War Two.  Their invaluable contribution to society not only took place in Britain but in other countries too. In Australia, many of the Europeans who fled Soviet terror worked on important building projects and expanded industry.  It was the perfect arrangement, DPs needed a safe new home after the war and countries needed to fill their labour shortages.

Amid dark times when essential industries were crippled by staff shortages, immigrants from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania filled a gap in the workforce and restored communities across the country.  

Between 1946 and 1950, 13,000 Latvians, and more than 6,000 Lithuanian and 5,000 Estonian Displaced Persons (DPs) came to Britain as part of two organised European Volunteer Worker schemes, Balt Cygnet and West Ward Ho!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

It's easy to fall in love with Tallinn! See why!

Century old buildings, cobbled stone streets, narrow winding passages ways and delightful courtyards, these are some of the things that makes Tallinn so enchanting. Everyone who visits Tallinn is in awe of its splendour which is why people always say they can't wait to go back! Just watching this video makes me long to return!

Monday, 15 May 2017

TRAD.ATTACK! - New Song - "Sõit'' (Ride)

If you're a fan of Trad Attack! then you'll be happy to know they have recently released a new single. The song, ''Sõit'' (Ride), is from their album "Kullakarva''  (Shimmer Gold).  You can listen below. It's good!