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Estonian is Awesome!

As it turns out, Estonian seems absolutely high-larious if you’re an English speaker. For example, the word pood means shop in Estonia, leading to some “i couldn’t make this up if I tried” signs. Like this one… And also this one… And because third time’s a charm: It isn’t just “pood,” either. There are other Estonian …

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The History of Marzipan: Europe’s Secret Candy War

Have you ever wondered about the history of marzipan? Today I will introduce you to a magical wonderland, a place so magical and wonderful that IT INVENTED CANDY! Okay…it didn’t invent candy. One of its residents did. And also, not ALL candy. Just THE BEST KIND OF CANDY! To begin, it’s healthy: it’s made from …

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Estonian Beer: An Introduction to Estonia’s Original MicroBrews

As you may have noticed, we heart beer. After a long plane, train, or automobile trip, there’s nothing better than dumping your bag and heading out into the newness of your destination to taste a cold, frothy glass of unfamiliar beer, preferably on a patio from which you can people watch. We’ve drank beer together …

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Tallinn’s Old Town at Night

Here is the funny thing about travel: despite the fact that we’d been so bagged in Amsterdam that we literally NEEDED to sleep in a park, our exhaustion vanished upon our arrival in Tallinn, Estonia. Perhaps it was the newness or exoticness of Estonia, a place I’d wanted to visit since I first learned of its …

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Amsterdam is a Punny, Punny Place!

It appears as though the Dutch have a sense of humor! Funny signs and puns were found throughout Amsterdam!     Planning a Trip to Amsterdam? Where to Stay in Amsterdam / 22 Alternative Things to Do in Amsterdam             Search for hotels and things to do while in Amsterdam! …

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How NOT to Spend Your Layover in Amsterdam

We stopped in Amsterdam on our recent trip to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by timing our flights to have a 10-hour layover.   On our way there. This was a bad call, and not something you should do. Here’s why. Having never been to the city, we jumped at the chance to spend a layover in Amsterdam, …

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