TARTU IS A BEAUTIFULL TOWN, WITH A LOT OF CHARM AND SOME GREAT PLACES WHERE TO DRINK BEAR AND PLAY KICKER. AND EVEN GREATER PLACE WHERE TO EAT CAKES NEXT DAY!
YOU DONT KNOW TARTU?WHAT?
Ok. I will explain. These year my Christmas time started in Tartu. Tartu is 2nd biggest city ( town?) in Estonia and i even would say, i liked it better that Tallin. Maybe, because it is more compact and most of the bars are on one street. This is also Student city. Also that is why it is so much easyer to communicate with locals, because most of them now English. Tartu is also popular because of its science center – AHHAA.
I visited Tartu while participating in programme Bridge it! Tartu was our programms last meating, when we have to evaluate our projects, that we had to develop in frames of this programme. Great people, great place.
So during the days, not only we had workshops and presentations, and not only we got our certificates, but we also discovered this wonderfull town. We were so lucky, because it was also Christmas time and 1st Advent. In one of the evenings mqin squere in old town was all lightened up with Christmas lights. It was magical. And we were so lucky to have our hotel and working place next to it.
Ofcourse – when you live in the center of this beautifull town and its weekend and you are far away from your daily life and entertainment street is across your hotel question is – DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT? In my case Asnver is no. I was so lucky to have crazy party friends with me. Together with Elīza ( and other night Alex did join us) we went stright in to the heart of Tartu. We were amazed. So may cool pubs with acceptable prices for drinks, nice music and people with interesting social background and artistic perception. I would even say, that people made it worth going there. Or maybe just because we were so positive we were not aloowed to sit in the corner – we were playing kicker lik crazy, winning in it, talking with peoeple from studend corporation, dancing, singing and really enjoying time. Two hours sleep and seminar start. That ok for us.
Our seminar team was really great. And the ones who organised it took care of that, that we dont sit only, but also educate ourselves by going out. So all of us decided that we should visit science center Ahhaa. I have to say i was the only one who didnt wanted to go, but somehow i also didnt wanted to stay alone and joined others. And in the end i was the last one to go in and the last one to go out. Even if i dont understand much of science, this center was amazing, because it is based on interaction and all of the things there you can touch. Well – im not gonna say much just taht you should visit that place! I felt like a little child there, in a good way!
Just two things more ( i mean, there are more, but i am lazy to write):
1.First day when i explored town alone i got invited to exhibition opening in Tartu Kunst Museum next day. I could say no. I had to work really fast in seminar – to make free time and get there. Thay said that i should come because..because there is going to be free wine! Like they were reading my mind? 😀 But ART that day also was really good and artist him self was looking like art!
2. There is one really nice, cozy bakery with a lot of tasty and colorfull cakes in Tartu. Its called Warner .
And now some of seminar, streets, art, lights, people and places. Small reminder – Tartu is consideret as capital of street art in Estonia.