Estonia, Europe Brief News – Estonia has just dropped all of it’s COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Although it may seem like any northern European nation, with its lush green rolling hills and ties to Viking crusades, there are some facts about Estonia that may take you by surprise.
Home to more start-ups per person than America’s Silicon Valley and with internet mega-companies such as Skype being created there, it’s no wonder Wired named Estonia as the most advanced digital society in the world.
In fact, Estonia has also been praised for one of the world’s best internet connections, making it a prime spot for remote workers. With the country’s E-residency programme, digital nomads can gain a government-issued digital identity, gaining access to Estonia’s services and business environment.
With access to the Baltic sea, Estonia is home to a myriad of islands, all with their own charm and characteristics.
One of the most intriguing island communities is that of Kihnu, just a short ferry trip from Pärnu. Home to seafarers and fishermen, residents devote their lives to the ocean. The men spending much of their time at sea and so the women rule the island, akin to a matriarchy.
For Estonians, who experience the highest population of the species in all of Europe, bears are built into their seasons, with mother bears and their new cubs commonly being seen throughout the spring and summer months.