Tag Archives: Estonia

Book Review:  The Same River

The Same River, by Jaan Kaplinski There are some books that are simply awful books that no one would ever want to read, and that are devoid of interest except for the point of mocking them [1].  There are other … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2016 Feast Of Tabernacles In Kuressaare, Estonia

In the habit of most recent years [1], I will endeavor to give my thoughts and overall impressions on the Feast of Tabernacles that I had this year in the lovely town of Kuressaare, Estonia, with about sixty-five other brethren. … Continue reading

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Exploring Kuressaare (Arensburg) Castle

Rather than attempt to convey the tangled and complicated nature of my sequential explorations of this castle, which is particularly complicated to navigate through, and full of locked doors, barred passages, and multiple ways of ending up at the same … Continue reading

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Exploring Saaremaa

Yesterday, I had the chance to explore the island of Saaremaa for a few hours with about 40 other people, including a guide with whom I chatted a great deal, and whose English was good enough to convey some interesting … Continue reading

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Semi-Profesional Orienteering

As our activity for Youth Day, two hours were allotted to Orienteering, an activity for which about half the people at the Feast of Tabernacles here in Estonia signed up for, myself included.  Although my gout tends to make walking … Continue reading

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From Tallinn To Kuressaare

There are several ways one can travel from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, to Kuressaare, the regional capital of Estonia’s Saare province, Saare being Estonia’s largest but largely unpopulated island, a charming small town with a population of about 15,000 … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: OldHouse Hostel, Tallinn Estonia

For two nights in Tallinn I stayed at the OldHouse Hostel in Old Town Tallinn, and it was enough time for me to form a pretty clear opinion of the place.  In contrast to most of my reviews [1], I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Czar’s Madman

The Czar’s Madman: A Novel, by Jaan Kross From time to time, as the mood strikes me, I enjoy reading the occasional historical novel [1].  Since this particular novel was written by an Estonian and contains a great deal of … Continue reading

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Adventures In Urban Orienteering

A few days ago, I was informed that one of the activities that the people of the Baltic states are a greatly fond of is something called orienteering.  When I asked about it to a local gentleman here, who had … Continue reading

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Waking Up In Tallinn

Imagine yourself in a room about twelve feet wide and twenty feet long.  There are four beds, two of them twin-sized beds and two of them double-sized beds, placed at the four corners of this room.  My bed is at … Continue reading

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