The symbol of the city. If you are wandering why they have an umbrella the answer is simple....BECAUSE IT RAINS MOST OF THE TIME
Some of you already know, some other don't but at this point i started a new chapter in my life, Tartu Estonia. I will be here for one year working for a national company in a field that is kind of new to me, automation industry, i will be responsible for all marketing, communication and Exports to Eastern Europe (Marketing communication and Export manager) and not only. Well yea, i know it is a shock that i am no longer working in the HR area but don't worry i will keep on preparing 😊.
TARTU: Second largest city in Estonia (101.000 inhabitants) and In contrast to Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn, Tartu is often considered the intellectual and cultural hub, especially since it is home to Estonia's oldest and most renowned university. By definition Tartu is a student city with a high concentration of internationals studying in the universities. There are a lot of clubs, pubs and parks, and it is really easy to find something to do, at least in the first days. The weather is not one of the best, usually in the morning it is raining and during the day you have up to 15
C or as in some cases it rains most of the time 😊.
Adapting here is also a bit unusual as the day starts early and ends late, at 4 in the morning it is almost full light outside and at 22.00 it is still light and this is just the beginning as the longest days will be in June, so at this point sleeping is a bit hard but i hope that in a week or 2 I will get use to it. The overall feeling of the city is kind of nice, people are calm and don't seem to be in a hurry, except for the students that have the same line "I am sorry but i have to study"...it seems that they are really taking it seriously he he. It is funny to see them in stress because of the exams period, you meet them in the store and they have red eyes and they are telling you that they are in a hurry cuz they need to study ...while buying energizers and chocolate...The city has an old part and a lot of modern buildings as well, there is a river cutting the city in
Students enjoying the good weather
two and creating a lot of space to chill and relax...some people are even fishing in the city center. Main transportation in the city is the car...students use the bus and the bikes. I am now living in a student dorm and sharing the room with an Erasmus student, but i hope that this will change soon, i like it but i owuld still like to live in an apartment of my own...i am just waiting for some more trainees.
Getting here was a pain in the ass, thanks to some Romanian and German ticket sellers i ended up paying a lot more than i was expecting, but i managed to see some of my old friends in Vilnius (Lithuania)and also i went and visited Jana in Riga (Latvia) All in all, including Romania in 4 days i passed 8 countries.
Facts about Estonia:
- The total population of the country is smaller than the population of Bucharest.
- They are considered to be the slowest people in Europe....(just a rumor)
- They have beautiful churches..that are most of the time empty.
- Here you are allowed to step on the
No it will not fall....
grass in parks.
- Cars actually stop if you want to cross the road.
Well, this is my first post from the cloudy Estonia, soon i will write more, keep in close contact.
PS: Sorry if this was not as ironic as some people expected...
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