Easter the #EstonianWay

with journalist

Ashwin Bhardwaj

Easter the #EstonianWay

  •   Source: Ashwin Bhardwaj, Visit Estonia

Source: Ashwin Bhardwaj, Visit Estonia

Journalist Ashwin Bhardwaj found himself in the right place at the right time not once, but twice during his visit. The first time can be seen here. The second time was in Setomaa, where he could partake in unique Easter traditions EstonianWay.

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Day one

During the ‘fifth season’, you can go canoeing in Soomaa National Park when the river Halliste overflows its banks and floods the surrounding meadows and forests.

Narva Castle

Narva Museum

Sillamäe

Former industrial areas of Aidu

Avinurme Woodworking Centre

Piusa Primeval Valley Holiday Complex

Day two

Ashwin visited the village Obinitsa in the Setomaa region to experience Easter traditions including egg dying and ‘battling’. He also went hiking and swimming in the pristine Viru Bog.

Estonian National Museum

KGB Cells Museum

Printing and Paper Museum

Aparaaditehas Creative City

Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

Restaurant Tuljak

Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria

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About Ashwin Bhardwaj

Ashwin Bhardwaj is a travel writer and filmmaker at The Telegraph. In his new travel podcast Edgelands, he undertook a 5,000-mile overland journey along Russia’s western border, including a stop in Estonia, to explore the line between East and West.