Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tartu blog scene, redux

The scene is growing. Yesterday me and Giustino went over to check out the Hostel Dirty Sex, run by Joel Dullroy (nee Alas), of the No Estonian Unturned blog. It's a lovely place, with a very nice chillout room equipped with the second most comfortable couch in the world (after my own bright red leather one). Definitely a great place to hang out, smoke a waterpipe with some friends, and explain to a jetlagged Nsync refugee exactly what Wired Magazine did to piss me off.

Meanwhile, it seems that Trek of The Eesti Connection is considering moving out of Tallinn. Go over there and convince him to choose Tartu over Pärnu, and save a man and his family from annual flooding.

As master Dullroy intends to depart in the mid-term future, blogging Estonia will not be left aussie-less: apparently Loius (Zezeran) is moving to Tallinn.

Did I forget anyone?

6 comments:

Trek said...

Meanwhile, it seems that Trek of The Eesti Connection is considering moving out of Tallinn. Go over there and convince him to choose Tartu over Pärnu, and save a man and his family from annual flooding.

Ah, you say that here and then try to talk me into Haapsalu. :-P It's working!

Kristopher said...

Ah, the close-knit Tartu blog scene, where everyone knows one another. Someday I will make it down there to visit. Sadly real estate prices are just as high...so moving will have to wait.

I was just on the City24 real estate yesterday checking out rentals in Pärnu and Haapsalu. There was nothing bigger than 50 m2 in Haapsalu -- what's up with that?

Flasher T said...

Lack of a Soviet building boom, I expect. Anyone who needs more than 50m2 or so of space will just as easily buy a house.

John said...

Haapsalu was founded in the 13th century by Tallinn noblemen who needed a konspiratiivkorter -- small meeting-rooms for various dalliances with their consorts.

This gave rise to the expression often heard among the aldermen of Tallinn, "A hard day's ride to Haapsalu for an all-night ride" as well as the legend of the White Lady, the jealous wife of one of the noblemen who travelled to the city in secret.

When Haapsalu experienced a population boom, many people were sent to Tartu instead of the basic apartment plan being modified.

In more modern times, the decadent Venice of the North has continued to be known as a popular getaway, for its mud wrestling and its lunchtime trysts in its small apartments.

Trek said...


I was just on the City24 real estate yesterday checking out rentals in Pärnu and Haapsalu. There was nothing bigger than 50 m2 in Haapsalu -- what's up with that?


I don't know about for rent, but there are plenty of large apartments (60-80sq meters) for sale. And at quite nice prices compared to Tallinn or Tartu, even some with ocean views. Haapsalu seems to have it's fair share of block houses. I saw those on www.kv.ee

I'll be buying a house though.

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