Estonia is far more than a cheap destination for a weekend getaway. Its position on the borders of the Soviet and Nazi empires led to repeated losses of independence: creating a nation familiar with struggle, but with a strong spirit. There are ample remnants of the Soviet era to see, while the German influence is equally evident in the hearty fodder and the beautiful medieval buildings of Tallinn.
A car is an excellent way to travel the country, but the bus and rail networks are extensive— they’ll take you to drinking spots in old towns and beauty spots on pristine beaches—best of all, they’ll do it cheaply.
- Beautiful cities and rich history
- Lovely countryside and beaches
- Low cost of living
- Lots of jobs
- It may be one of the smaller countries in Europe but it’s buzzing with life!
Things you might not know about Teaching English in Estonia
- There are 1,400 lakes and 1,500 islands within Estonia’s borders.
- Estonia shares the same national anthem as Finland!
- There are some very strange words here, such as T'bik (workaholic) and Haua'udused (horrors of the night)!
- Estonia’s independence from the Soviet Union is known as The Singing Revolution, partly because of spontaneous singing that uplifted demonstrations against Soviet rule.