Estonia

by Neil Taylor

Estonia

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Bradt's Estonia remains the only English-language guidebook to this Baltics destination and this seventh edition reveals more of the country than any previous guide. Readers now discover why Miss Estonia likes antique cars, where Eiffel built before Paris, and why Edward VII could not land in Tallinn to meet Tsar Nicholas II and had instead to spend three days in the harbour. Offering extensive coverage of Estonia's complex cultural history and its artists, writers and musicians, alongside comprehensive practical information, Baltics expert Neil Taylor proves that there's much more to Estonia than the cobbled streets and cafés of Tallinn. He won the 2012 Estonia Presidential Award for this guidebook.

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Neil Taylor previously ran a tour company specializing in the Baltics. He is the author of the Bradt guides to Estonia, Baltic Cities and Vilnius.

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Contents

Introduction VII
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography and environment, Natural history and conservation, History, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tourist information offices, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Women travellers, Money and budgeting, Getting
around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Media and communications, Business, Buying property, Travelling positively
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Tallinn
History, Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, What to
see and do
Chapter 4 Around Tallinn
Harjumaa County, Raplamaa and Järvamaa counties
Chapter 5 North and Northeast Estonia
Rakvere, Tapa, Kohtla-Järve, Toila, Jõhvi, Kuremäe, Sillamäe, Narva, Narva-Jõesuu, Lake Peipsi
Chapter 6 Central Estonia
Tartu, Viljandi, Põltsamaa, Palamuse, Siimusti
Chapter 7 South and Southeast Estonia
Otepää, Tõrva and Helme, Põlva and the Russian borderlands, Võru, Beyond Võru, Valga
Chapter 8 Western Estonia and the Islands
Haapsalu, Pärnu, Around Pärnu, Kihnu Island, Saaremaa, Abruka, Ruhnu, Hiiumaa, Vormsi
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information
Index