In July, Estonia assumed it presidency of the Council of the European Union for the second half of 2017. It’s not only exciting because this its first presidency, but also because it coincides with the 100th anniversary of Estonian independence. The focus of Estonia 100 is on children and youth. Festivities are taking place all around the country, as well as in Tallinn.We may be nearing the end of summer here in Tallinn, but just because the days are getting shorter and the weather a little cooler, doesn’t mean that the city is going into hibernation quite yet. The Old Town’s terraces are still filled with locals and visitors soaking up the last rays of summer sunshine. And let’s not forget the many concerts, events, and markets still taking place, which you can read about in our events. After you’ve seen the sights of the Old Town and explored Vene Street, why not venture beyond its medieval walls and check out the green spaces of Kadriorg, the bohemian neighbourhood of Kalamaja, or the fantastic natural wonders of the Viimsi area just north of Tallinn.
In this issue, we’ve explored the growing trend of street food venues in the city, of which (as we found out) there are many! Of course, Tallinn is so much more than green spaces, palaces, terraces and beer glasses, but you’ll have to find that out for yourself. We’ll be there to help you along your journey in the form of this handy little guide, so grab that camera, put Tallinn in your pocket and hit the paths, the streets or whichever surface your feet prefer and discover what this historic city has to offer.