The World Wife-Carrying Champions
Estonian men prove their virility by carrying their wives further than men from other countries which participate in this annual event. The cool way to do so is called the “Estonian Method”. The wife grip the man’s neck with her legs and hangs down his back. The origin of this strange sport lies in gang initiation, where gangsters would carry off someone’s wife.
Estonia regained its indepedence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and joined the EU in 2004. It has been a member of the Schengen Area since 2007 and its currency is the euro. The capital city is Tallinn, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
The country is mainly flat, with lots of lakes and islands, forests and farmlands.
Expats in Estonia
There are several sites and blogs/forums where you can get information about expat clubs, news and communities. These three sites will give you a taste of what is available:
Top Tip on Moving to Estonia
Make sure you have good, gripping footwear as winter streets are icy – and sometimes hilly as well.
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