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Found in Estonia

By Found in Estonia

Found in Estonia bi-weekly podcast is sharing conversations with internationals who have made Estonia their home.
It’s here to inspire more open-mindedness, bring people together and turn "anonymous foreigner" stereotypes into real-life humans.
Foreigners are sharing their experiences, useful tips, recommendations, and hilarious thoughts about Estonians and life in Estonia.

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#11 Mathilde Roch-Penet - from France to Estonia

Found in EstoniaOct 15, 2020

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#69 Nicholas Amorim from Brazil to Estonia: A love letter to Estonia that Estonians don’t watch
Jun 15, 202301:09:37
#68 Jorge Herrera from Guatemala: border crossing for Guatemalans, and why are Estonians not inviting people over for dinner?
May 08, 202301:27:48
#67 Lea Kreinin: Hungarian kisses, warm people, and a system of politeness

#67 Lea Kreinin: Hungarian kisses, warm people, and a system of politeness

Found in Estonia podcast episode 67 with Lea Kreinin


Why would an Estonian want to move to Hungary? Meet Lea Kreinin, who fell in love with the Hungarian language and moved to Budapest to become an Estonian language lecturer at the local University. Lea loves Hungary and Hungarians and shares in our chat: 


  • System of politeness in Hungary
  • Hungarian school system - with high-level music lessons, skiing trips, and forest camps.
  • How Harry Potter helped Lea’s children to become more popular in school?
  • Should you kiss or hug people in Hungary?
  • Hungarian villages
  • What did she miss about Estonia, when she felt homesick?
  • Why does Lea think the Estonian language is easy to learn?


🌺 This episode is supported by the Ernö Koch Foundation, which aims to support cultural collaboration between Estonia and Hungary. 🌺


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Apr 19, 202351:21
#66 Orsolya Sild from Hungary: Teaching Estonian language as a foreigner
Apr 04, 202301:02:45
#65 Manan from Pakistan: Moving from collective culture to individual culture
Mar 22, 202301:13:12
#64 Henri Ormus: When I started working in Finland it was really a culture shock!
Oct 16, 202201:01:43
#63 Maria Sakarias: "I didn't want to be the one, telling stories of other people creating change in their countries, I wanted to have a story to tell too."
Oct 04, 202201:02:09
#62 Andres Sirel: Moving to Malaysia with his wife and two kids for work
Sep 20, 202201:01:54
#61 Liina Metsküla: I want to visit all the countries in the world
Sep 05, 202201:02:47
#60 Silver Tambur - Estonia as a society is still quite conservative
Aug 23, 202201:04:34
 💥 #59 Welcome to the new season 💥

💥 #59 Welcome to the new season 💥

A new season is about to start! 

In this short episode, you can hear highlights for Tiina, when spending a summer in Estonia and learn what the new season will be about!

This season features different Estonians, who have lived abroad, gained experiences as an expat, and now live in Estonia again. You can hear small snippets from the next guests before you jump into the entire season! 

Found in Estonia podcast is a bi-weekly podcast. 

Your host is Tiina Pärtel

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Aug 23, 202209:37
#58 Tiina Pärtel: good bye for now
Jun 03, 202220:08
#57 Michiel Oude Alink from the Netherlands to Estonia: Cycling in Tallinn seems horrifying and terrifying

#57 Michiel Oude Alink from the Netherlands to Estonia: Cycling in Tallinn seems horrifying and terrifying

Found in Estonia podcast episode number 57 with Michiel Oude Alink from the Netherlands. 

Michiel shares how life can be outside of bigger cities. He explains why after growing up in the Netherlands and using his bike as a basic means of transportation, cycling in Tallinn just seems horrifying and terrifying.

We also chat about: 

*How did his relationship with Estonia got started by an online LOTR game?

*Is taking your shoes off common in Estonia?

*Eating potatoes and sandwiches

*And how the Estonian language seems a bit sing-songy to him! 


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May 09, 202253:25
#56 Maiko from Japan to Estonia: without the mountains, the sky seemed too close

#56 Maiko from Japan to Estonia: without the mountains, the sky seemed too close

Found in Estonia podcast episode number 56 with Maiko from Japan. 


Maiko is a Japanese-born music-loving woman. Unlike most of the previous podcast guests, she is living in a small city Pärnu, famous for its seaside.

In this episode we chat about: 

*How she met her husband back in Japan

*What does she think about Estonian sushi and ramen places?

*Why did she first feel like the Estonian sky is too close to her?

*What do to in Pärnu during the winter, when all the people seem to be lost?

*What's the deal with Estonians and grocery shopping?


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Apr 25, 202253:47
#55 Hande Akiman from Turkey to Estonia: Estonians are not aware that they live in a country better than two-thirds of countries in the world

#55 Hande Akiman from Turkey to Estonia: Estonians are not aware that they live in a country better than two-thirds of countries in the world

Found in Estonia podcast episode #55 with Hande Akiman from Turkey. 


Hande and her husband decided they are going to move to another country. So they started looking at the world map. 4 years later they enjoy living in Estonia a lot. She says she really feels happy in Estonia. Learn from the episode what makes her feel like that!

Other topics we chat about: 

* Is eating fish for breakfast normal?

* Turkish hammam vs Estonian sauna?

* Estonia the porridge country?

* Turkish cuisines!

* Why do Estonians compare themselves with the Nordics?


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Apr 11, 202201:04:31
#54 Nikola Kolev from Bulgaria to Estonia: your language is one of the best for singing!

#54 Nikola Kolev from Bulgaria to Estonia: your language is one of the best for singing!

Found in Estonia podcast episode #54 with Nikola Kolev from Bulgaria.

Nikola is a professional musician, singing teacher, and voice-over artist with high energy and lots of stories to share. Get ready, grab your popcorn, and join Nikola's stories about:

* how creating a sensational boy band brought him to Estonia

* how he got into trouble with border control, because of reverse head motions they use in Bulgaria

* way he raises his children to speak 3 languages properly

* why is the Estonian language presumably one of the best for singing?


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Mar 28, 202201:17:37
#53 Piret Potisepp: founder of Tallinn Designtours
Mar 14, 202234:31
#52 Ellie Shaw from Scotland to Estonia: same-sex marriages in Estonia, forest people and sauerkraut

#52 Ellie Shaw from Scotland to Estonia: same-sex marriages in Estonia, forest people and sauerkraut

Found in Estonia podcast episode #52 with Ellie from Scotland.

Ellie Shaw decided to make Estonia her home after living in Scotland, Bulgaria, and United States. Being married to an Estonian gave her the advantage to blend in faster.

We’re chatting about:

  • How similar are Scottish and Estonian people
  • Her secret to making snowy winters pleasant
  • Is there anything special about being married to another woman while living in a country that doesn’t allow same-sex marriages?
  • Secret benefits behind sauerkraut and sour creme?
  • Why shouldn’t you never ask an Estonian for the best places to pick mushrooms? :O

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Mar 01, 202201:06:53
*EST* #51 Leonardo Ortega: kolides Mehhikost Eestisse: Kui lund sajab ütleb mu ema siiani: "Okei ole kodus ja ära mine välja!"

*EST* #51 Leonardo Ortega: kolides Mehhikost Eestisse: Kui lund sajab ütleb mu ema siiani: "Okei ole kodus ja ära mine välja!"

Found in Estonia podcasti saade number 51 koos Leonardo Ortega-ga Mehhikost.

Külas on Eesti Rahvusvahelise Maja juht Leonardo Ortega, kes kolis Eestisse umbes 10 kastat tagasi. Täna jutustame me puhtas eesti keeles. Leonardo seletab, millega tegeleb Eesti Rahvusvaheline Maja ja kuidas Eestisse kolinud välismaalased sellest kasu saavad. 

Lisaks jutustame teemadel:

* Kuidas ta eesti keele selgeks sai?

* Tema nipid eestlastega rääkima hakkamiseks?

* 5 põhjust, miks välismaalased Eestisse kolivad?

* Mida peab tema ema Eesti juures ohtlikuks?

* Mis on Leonardo lemmik eestikeelne sõna?

* Ootamatused Eestis lapse saamise juures?


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Feb 14, 202245:47
#50 Leonardo Ortega from Mexico to Estonia: Making life easier for other foreigners moving to Estonia

#50 Leonardo Ortega from Mexico to Estonia: Making life easier for other foreigners moving to Estonia

#50 Leonardo Ortega from Mexico to Estonia: Making life easier for other foreigners moving to Estonia


Found in Estonia podcast episode 50 with Leonardo Ortega from Mexico.

Leonardo is the head of the International House of Estonia, aiming to make life easier for all the foreigners moving to Estonia. He gives us a rich overview of what it means and how they do it. 

We also chat about: 

* Why does he like Estonian public transportation

* What is a sauna-marathon

* What makes Estonia safe

* Mexican city called Tequila


Get in touch with the International House of Estonia here: 


Get in touch with the International House of Estonia here: 

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www.facebook.com/InternationalHouseofEstonia

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Feb 14, 202246:37
#49 Ross Allen from the UK to Estonia: Living in Estonia as a British Ambassador

#49 Ross Allen from the UK to Estonia: Living in Estonia as a British Ambassador

Found in Estonia podcast episode #49 with Ross Allen from the UK. 


Ross Allen is the current British Ambassador to Estonia. He moved to Estonia in June 2021. Since then has joined a choir, passed B1 Estonian exams, has seen most of Estonia, met local troops, and met numerous Estonian politicians, including the previous and current Estonian presidents.

We chat about his daily life in Tallinn and also:

*How does he balance work, family, hobbies, language learning reading, and doing sports? 

*Why did he join a choir here?

*How does one become an ambassador?

*What is the concept of the Mojito sea?

*Things he enjoys and admires about Estonia?

*His recommendations for others planning to move to Estonia?

*Estonian sauna, dill, rugby, cricket, etc.


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Jan 25, 202201:11:24
#48 Melanie Güllich from Germany: I wouldn’t want Estonians to change

#48 Melanie Güllich from Germany: I wouldn’t want Estonians to change

Found in Estonia podcast episode #48 with Melanie Güllich from Germany.

Join in and listen to how Melanie compares Estonia with 4 other countries, where she’s lived in.


*She gives a good overview of similarities and differences between Germans and Estonians.

*encourages parents to trust their kids more, when it comes to settling in a new country

*Gives her secret recipe of how she has made more friends in Estonia than in the UK, within a similar timeframe

*Explains why she appreciates the safety in Estonia possibly most of all.

*Shares restaurants you don’t want to miss


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Jan 10, 202201:18:16
#47 Auste Cerniauskaite from podcast Living in Lithuania

#47 Auste Cerniauskaite from podcast Living in Lithuania

Found in Estonia podcast meets Living in Lithuania podcast! 

What thrives someone to make their own podcast?

Why speak with internationals living in your country? 

In this episode Tiina and Auste are chatting about how their podcasts got started and how is it going. What are the plans for New Year? What have they learned from making their podcasts and what have they learned in the process. 

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Dec 27, 202101:05:33
#46 Nicole Dennis from USA to Estonia: raising children in Estonia, International Women's Club and Christmas
Dec 13, 202101:17:36
#45 Stefano Ellul from Malta to Estonia: his rules for Estonia, “island mentality”, UX design, and entrepreneurship

#45 Stefano Ellul from Malta to Estonia: his rules for Estonia, “island mentality”, UX design, and entrepreneurship

Found in Estonia podcast fascinating episode #45 with Stefano from Malta!

For Stefano, it was a move to a lot bigger country with a lot more people, space, and nature. He says the main thing that has changed for him while living in Estonia is his "island mentality". Listen as he explains what it is.

  • He gave himself one rule, when moving to Estonia, what was it and what happened with it?
  • Is there a difference between doing UX or UI design in Malta or Estonia?
  • And what do those short names mean anyway?
  • What made Stefano's smile physically turn upside down?
  • What are the differences between Estonia and Malta?

This and more on the latest episode!

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Nov 22, 202101:22:09
#44 Benjamin André-Micolon from France: Estonians are living in the “Easy mode”

#44 Benjamin André-Micolon from France: Estonians are living in the “Easy mode”

Found in Estonia podcast chat number 44 with Ben from France.

Meet Ben! He is a passionate learner and creator - he co-curates the beautiful Instagram channel @EestiPaigad, which shares amazing locations around Estonia. We talk about how that came about. Also what is the process behind “getting the picture”.

Wanting not to be just simply an employee - Ben shares his initiatives on the startup scene and what got him attracted to Estonia.

Regarding the French language, we talk about the feminine and masculine differences in both languages, also the “you” vs “You” or “sina” vs “teie” expressions.

And can you guess what is one thing, Ben says, that Estonia hasn’t been able to do better than French?

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Nov 08, 202101:11:55
#43 Ahmad Hussein from Jordan to Estonia: architecture, Jordanian hospitality and Estonian honesty

#43 Ahmad Hussein from Jordan to Estonia: architecture, Jordanian hospitality and Estonian honesty

Found in Estonia podcast chat number 43 with Ahmad Hussein from Jordan.

*Story of how it took Ahmad 6 years to move to Estonia
*How different can studying architecture be in Jordan and in Estonia?
*Why are Jordanians pushy when offering food?
*So Estonians are cold and extremely hot at the same time?
*How can living abroad help him to discover himself?

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Oct 26, 202101:08:44
#42 Nicole Pono Weimer from Hawaii to Estonia - researching Estonian goat cheese, making kimchi, and in search of Boulders

#42 Nicole Pono Weimer from Hawaii to Estonia - researching Estonian goat cheese, making kimchi, and in search of Boulders

Found in Estonia podcast charming episode #42 with Pono from Hawaii! ☀️

Have you met anyone researching goat cheese making in Estonia? How much do you know about kimchi? Pono said she keeps telling Estonians there is more than just kimchi from Hiina kapsas! There are literally 200 types of kimchi! 😮

Can you believe after growing up in sunny Hawaii, she was still impressed by Estonian sunlight?


Among these, we get to the bottom of: 

*Is Hawaii a special place among Americans?

*She came here under the impression, that Estonia is rich with boulders, did she got tricked?

*What do Estonian and Hawaiian languages have in common?

*Two things she would take with her from Estonia?

*Three words how she describes her life in Estonia?


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Oct 11, 202101:13:37
#41 Jacobina De Rivera from Mexico to Estonia: I wouldn’t be able to have this quality of life in Mexico at all

#41 Jacobina De Rivera from Mexico to Estonia: I wouldn’t be able to have this quality of life in Mexico at all

Found in Estonia podcast episode #41 with Jacobina De Rivera from Mexico!

An episode full of energy, and fascinating topics! First off Jacobina is sharing her story which is a combination of

*how she decided to live in Estonia after traveling to more than 70 countries.

  • studying to get a Ph.D. in sexology,
  • practicing to become a professional dominatrix,
  • sharing her passion for the Burning Man festival,
  • creating a project in Estonia called Secret Mexican Society,
  • and yep few more things.

    Are you feeling intrigued? Awesome, then let’s jump in!

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Sep 27, 202101:21:24
#40 Olla Abbas from Sudan to Estonia: It’s all about having the right mindset
Sep 13, 202101:11:50
#39 Iverson Ng from Hong Kong to Estonia: Estonians and Hongkongers have more similarities than differences

#39 Iverson Ng from Hong Kong to Estonia: Estonians and Hongkongers have more similarities than differences

Episode #39 from Found in Estonia podcast with Iverson. He moved to Estonia 4 years ago from Hong Kong and is truly passionate about Estonia. He likes how exotic Estonia feels. Its mixed influences, the difficult language, and people’s connection with nature. Since he is speaking 5 languages, (Estonian included) he is emphasizing how much he has had to put himself in uncomfortable situations to achieve that.

We also chat about:

*Life in Hong Kong

*His favorite Estonian TV-shows

*Which singer made him fall in love with Estonia?

*Similarities between Hong Kongers and Estonians?

*What makes him like Estonian winter?

*Coconut and peach culture

*Food

Links that are mentioned in this episode:

  • The Baltic Ways legacy in Hong Kong exhibition - www.chainsoffreedom.communistcrimes.org
  • Book recommendation: “Minu Hong Kong” by Teele Rebane

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Aug 30, 202101:05:46
*EST* #38 Iverson Ng: kolides Hongkongist Eestisse: Hongkonglased jalutavad kiiremini kui eestlased
Aug 30, 202120:47
#37 Katerina Chantzi from Greece to Estonia: Greek people are like peaches and Estonians like coconuts

#37 Katerina Chantzi from Greece to Estonia: Greek people are like peaches and Estonians like coconuts

-> Link to the birthday party: https://fb.me/e/SRpj3J3b

Episode #37 from Found in Estonia podcast with lovely Katerina Chantzi. She is bubbly, talkative, and a great storyteller. She's been living in Estonia for 4 years. Katerina is passionate about social entrepreneurship, environmental and educational fields.

We chat about:

  • How can one learn the Estonian language in 4 months?
  • What can you experience while spending two years living in Tapa?
  • Why you shouldn’t move to Tallinn, when you first come to Estonia?
  • What does it mean Estonians are like coconuts and Greek people like peaches?
  • How language learning books and courses in Estonia are gender-stereotypical?
  • her passion for recycling and social entrepreneurship
  • How come is Jäneda her favorite place in Estonia?
  • Why was she certain, that she won't survive her first winter in Estonia?

Links that are mentioned in the episode:

* Green Month at Tallinn University https://linktr.ee/GreenMonthTLU
* Coconut/Peach article in Found in Estonia blog: https://foundinestonia.ee/metaphors-describing-estonia/
*and the one Katerina wrote: https://studyinestonia.ee/blog/estonian-coconut-hunt
* Katerina's social enterprise: https://www.binfree.ee/

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Aug 09, 202101:06:20
*EST* #36 Katerina Chantzi: kolides Kreekast Eestisse: Sul on parem kui tuled Eestisse elama maakohta!

*EST* #36 Katerina Chantzi: kolides Kreekast Eestisse: Sul on parem kui tuled Eestisse elama maakohta!

-> Link sünnipäeva peole: https://fb.me/e/SRpj3J3b

Found in Estonia taskuhäälingu eestikeelne erisaade number #36 külaliseks on Katerina Chantzi, kes on pärit Kreekast ja elanud Eestis juba 4 aastat. Räägime Katerinaga eesti keeles. 

Juttu tuleb: 

  • Kuidas jõuab Kreeka noor elama ja töötama Tapale?
  • Kui erinevad on kreeklased ja eestlased?
  • Kuidas kiiresti eesti keel selgeks saada?
  • Mida tähendab, et kreeklastel on alati templeid vaja?
  • Mida sinu peaksid teised välismaalased teadma Eesti kohta?


Rääkisime Katerina kogemustest pikemalt ka inglise keelses episoodis ehk: episood 37 - kuula ka seda!

See saade on erisaade eesti keelsete külalistega sarjast Found in Estonia inglise keelses taskuhäälingus. Tavapäraselt on igas saates külas mõni välismaalane, kellega jutustame inglise keeles - kuula ka neid! Kui sa tead veel kedagi, kes sobiks selle saatesarja külaliseks, anna märku, kirjutades email aadressile: podcast@foundinestonia.ee

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Aug 09, 202121:60
#35 Hesam YR (Säba) from Iran to Estonia: The energy, the Estonians give you when they see you are trying to learn Estonian is really worth trying

#35 Hesam YR (Säba) from Iran to Estonia: The energy, the Estonians give you when they see you are trying to learn Estonian is really worth trying

Full-length chat with Säba, who moved to Estonia from Iran. He has lived here 10 years, knows his way around, and also speaks fluent Estonian.


We chat about:

  • differences between Iran and Estonia
  • how he can still remember the feeling he had when he first arrived in Tartu
  • Estonian food
  • How do enjoy Estonian winter
  • Mastering Estonian language
  • Secrets of not getting lost, while trying to become a local


This episode is part of the special Estonian-languaged episode series with foreign guests, who also speak fluent Estonian. So get inspired and listen to the previous episode #34, where we chat with Säba in Estonian, and he shares more of his story, experiences, and thoughts over there!

If you know anyone else, who could be great for this special series, write to: podcast@foundinestonia.ee and let us know!

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Jul 26, 202101:10:14
*EST* #34 Hesam YR (Säba): kolides Iraanist Eestisse: eestlased näevad tänaval välja, nagu oleks nad peol

*EST* #34 Hesam YR (Säba): kolides Iraanist Eestisse: eestlased näevad tänaval välja, nagu oleks nad peol

Found in Estonia taskuhäälingu eestikeelne erisaade number #34 külaliseks on Säba, kes kolis Eestisse elama Iraanist ja on elanud siin juba 10 aastat.

Arutleme Säbaga:

* kui palju erinevad omavahel Iraan ja Eesti

* milliseid soovitusi on tal eestlastele, kes tahavad välismaalastega suhelda

* mis talle Eesti juures eriti meeldib

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See saade on erisaade eesti keelsete külalistega sarjast Found in Estonia inglise keelses taskuhäälingus. Tavapäraselt on igas saates külas mõni välismaalane, kellega jutustame inglise keeles - kuula ka neid! Kui sa tead veel kedagi, kes sobiks selle saatesarja külaliseks, anna märku, kirjutades email aadressile: podcast@foundinestonia.ee

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Jul 26, 202119:45
#33 Aili Vahtla from USA to Estonia: growing up as Estonian American

#33 Aili Vahtla from USA to Estonia: growing up as Estonian American

Hop on board, because it’s time to make a trip again! This time to… Estonia? 😎 Aili Vahtla grew up in the United States as an Estonian American. So she always knew what Estonia is and what are its people like - or did she?

She’s sharing her fascinating story, how she spent her weekends as a patriotic Estonian, and her every day as an American. Listen from herself how it all played out!

  • her story, growing up as Estonian American
  • comparing living in Narva, Tartu, and also in a farmhouse.
  • overview of sorority and fraternity system similarities and differences
  • things she appreciates in Estonia
  • her tips for learning the language

This episode is part of the special Estonian-languaged episode series with foreign guests, who also speak fluent Estonian. So get inspired and listen to the previous episode #32, where we chat with Aili in Estonian, and he shares more of her story, experiences, and thoughts over there!

If you know anyone else, who could be great for this special series, write to: podcast@foundinestonia.ee and let us know!

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Jul 12, 202125:41
*EST* #32 Aili Vahtla: väliseestlasena Ameerikast Eestisse: Siin sa ei pea pingutama, et eestlane olla.

*EST* #32 Aili Vahtla: väliseestlasena Ameerikast Eestisse: Siin sa ei pea pingutama, et eestlane olla.

Found in Estonia taskuhäälingu eestikeelne erisaade number #32 Aili Vahtlaga, kes kasvas üles väliseestlasena Ameerika Ühendriikides. Ja on nüüdseks juba peaaegu 10 aastat elanud Eestis.

Selles osas suhtleme eesti keeles, järgmises ka inglise keeles. Aili elas justkui topelt elu - nädalavahetuseti ta reisis ta erinevate osariikide vahel, et tegeleda kõigega, mis on Eestile iseloomulik ja nädala sees nautis hoopis kohaliku ameeriklase elu!

  • Rääkisime tema taustast!
  • Miks ta tahtis hoopis Kanadasse kolida?
  • Kuidas ta Eestisse ära armus?
  • Millised on Eesti eelised, millest ameeriklased ainult unistavad?
  • ja palju palju muud!

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Jul 12, 202101:24:00
#31 Daniele Monticelli from Italy to Estonia: Don’t be scared of your basic knowledge of Estonian and try to use it as soon as you can!

#31 Daniele Monticelli from Italy to Estonia: Don’t be scared of your basic knowledge of Estonian and try to use it as soon as you can!

Found in Estonia podcast episode #31 with Daniele Monticelli, who is a professor of Italian Studies and Semiotics at Tallinn University. 

  • He has lived in Estonia for more than 25 years 
  • Speaks fluent Estonian
  • Has so many ideas about how to make Estonia from a great place to live even better place to live!
  • Shares his tips for other Estonian expats 
  • And how did he manage to learn the Estonian language without taking any language courses!?

This episode is part of the special Estonian-languaged episode series with foreign guests, who also speak fluent Estonian. So get inspired and listen to the previous episode #30, where we chat with Daniele in Estonian and he shares more of his story, experiences, and thoughts over there! 

If you know anyone else, who could be great for this special series, write to: podcast@foundinestonia.ee and let us know! 

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Jun 28, 202117:47
*EST* #30 Daniele Monticelli kolides Itaaliast Eestisse: Olen olnud ka väga kriitiline, aga see ei tähenda, et ma ei armasta seda riiki

*EST* #30 Daniele Monticelli kolides Itaaliast Eestisse: Olen olnud ka väga kriitiline, aga see ei tähenda, et ma ei armasta seda riiki

Found in Estonia taskuhäälingu eestikeelne erisaade number #30 Daniele Monticelliga, kes on Itaalia õpingute ja semiootika professor Tallinna Ülikoolis.

  • Ta on elanud Eestis üle 25 aasta. 
  • Suhtleb soravas eesti keeles.
  • Jagades oma lugu, kuidas ta Eestisse jõudis ja siinsete kogemuste, toob ta mitmeid näiteid, mis võiks Eestis veel parem olla ja ka paljusid asju, mida ta Eesti juures enim armastab.

Ta vastab küsimustele:

  • Kuidas ta eesti keele ilma keelekursustel käimata selgeks sai?
  • Millised on eestlased võrreldes itaallastega?
  • Kuidas suhtuvad eestlased välismaalastesse?

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See saade on erisaade eesti keelsete külalistega sarjast Found in Estonia inglise keelses taskuhäälingus. Tavapäraselt on igas saates külas mõni välismaalane, kellega jutustame inglise keeles - kuula ka neid! Kui sa tead veel kedagi, kes sobiks selle saatesarja külaliseks, anna märku, kirjutades email aadressile: podcast@foundinestonia.ee

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Jun 28, 202101:11:19
#29 Enlik Tjioe from Indonesia to Estonia: The hardest part was to explain my parents, where is Estonia.
Jun 10, 202101:17:09
#28 Tiina - what's up with Found in Estonia podcast?

#28 Tiina - what's up with Found in Estonia podcast?

Special day = special episode!

*Where did Kaisa disappear? 

*What kind of episodes are coming up? 

*Any collaborations in the air? 

*Anything else happening with Found in Estonia podcast?

*Any get-togethers?


Good that you asked, 'cause Tiina is  answering it all in the special solo episode 😎

Listen and join the email newsletter on www.foundinestonia.ee. 

And get in touch if you have any collaboration ideas! -> tiina@foundinestonia.ee

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Jun 04, 202122:14
#27 Alex Bitskov from Narva to the world and back to Estonia: I like when things are difficult

#27 Alex Bitskov from Narva to the world and back to Estonia: I like when things are difficult

Alex is a special guest on Found in Estonia podcast! 

He is an Estonian who was born in Narva and moved to the UK when he was 12. Alex spent 4 years working in Japan, 1 year helping to build up a language school in Malaysia. Through the years has launched 4 startups and is now living and working back in Narva, Estonia.

  • He loves challenges, design, startups, Japanese culture, Estonian nature, and the startup world.
  • Even though he doesn't speak Estonian, he thinks Estonia is amazing and has lots of cool stuff. 
  • Wondering why he moved back to Narva? Listen to our chat to find out! 
  • Quote from Alex: "Also expats, if you’ve been here, in Estonia, over a year and haven’t visited Narva, then what are you doing?"

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Alex mentioned: AR Narva app: https://arn.ee/

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May 22, 202101:13:06
#26 Brothers Joy and Jessi Verano from Peru to Estonia: I think that in Peru we should know more about Estonia

#26 Brothers Joy and Jessi Verano from Peru to Estonia: I think that in Peru we should know more about Estonia

Something special - not only one guest but two! :O 

Joy and Jessi are brothers who have lived in Estonia 8/10years and have few things to share! They're both passionate about the finance world, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and building businesses. Besides that they are super impressed with Estonian nature, love walking in the forest or in the bog, winter swimming, and yes sauna as well!

Not only do we talk about Estonia, but they share their TOP must-know-about-Peru facts and explain how can one catch a bus in Lima and what's up with their “Two hour consideration rule”? 

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Enjoy the episode and reach out on www.foundinestonia.ee

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May 07, 202101:11:53
#25 Avishek Tarun from India to Estonia: I applied to 300 different job offers, before moving to Estonia

#25 Avishek Tarun from India to Estonia: I applied to 300 different job offers, before moving to Estonia

This time we're heading to India or to be more exact India is coming to us through a highly energetic young guy Avishek Tarun! 🥳🥳

He introduces himself as a simple data guy - but what does it mean? It's quite remarkable, that Avishek spent 3 years and filled in over 300 job applications since he already knew, he wants to move to Estonia (or to Berlin)!

We'll hear what's up with frozen veggies or the lack of them in India, how Indian people distinguish between spicy and hot foods.

How do Indian people plan their time without using a calendar?

And how he had to relearn how to make compliments in Estonia 😅


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Apr 23, 202101:24:11
#24 Andrew Sai from Ghana to Estonia: I love the sauna!

#24 Andrew Sai from Ghana to Estonia: I love the sauna!

Listen to Andrew sharing why Africans never sleep in a tent, how does the naming system function in Ghana. Why does Andrew like the cold and sauna in Estonia? How did he survive his first winter in Estonia, when the heating broke down? How did he manage to study and work full time? What are the differences in school systems in Ghana vs Estonia? What are the staple foods in Ghana? How does he enjoy winter sports here? And most importantly why did he prefer moving to Estonia instead of Australia?

Let’s find out!

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Apr 09, 202101:38:43
#23 Eunice Bolanle from Nigeria: My children like it because there is snow!

#23 Eunice Bolanle from Nigeria: My children like it because there is snow!

Eunice is a bubbly soul with a love for African food and entrepreneurship. She says Nigerian people are happy people and you should approach them more to get to know them better!

We talk about how Estonia is the first country, where she traveled outside of Africa. Why she decided to stay here. What does she think about Estonian foods, are there any similarities between her native language and Estonian?

Her first experiences with snow, sauna, and much more!

Join in and let’s travel to Nigeria!

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Mar 26, 202101:27:08
#22 Nikki Tan from Singapore to Estonia: The air in Estonia is impossibly clean

#22 Nikki Tan from Singapore to Estonia: The air in Estonia is impossibly clean

Listen to how Nikki explains what it’s been like to travel the world as a digital nomad and how is it different from being a slow nomad. 

Why after living in Estonia for three years, she still appreciates Estonian air quality and how clean it is!

She loves the sauna in her apartment (despite coming from a warm country), and tells why it’s hard to eat green leafy vegetables in Estonia.

She is amazed by our sour creme and dairy selection and compares it to tofu choices in Asian countries. 

You might also ask, what’s up with giving our red envelopes and tangerines when you visit someone? And even if you didn’t ask it - we will talk about it! :) 


So stay tuned and enjoy hearing Nikki’s story!


Join in and let us know, what you learned from this episode!

Mar 12, 202101:39:43
#21 Mihaela Benedicitie from Moldova to Estonia: even if you move to Antarctica, you know you are a Moldovian!

#21 Mihaela Benedicitie from Moldova to Estonia: even if you move to Antarctica, you know you are a Moldovian!

How can one Moldovian woman, who has lived in Estonia for 6+ years, say that she doesn’t feel like an Estonian, rather “Kohilane”?

*Why you shouldn’t go hitchhiking in Moldova?
*Is Moldova actually a giant Soviet-styled Escape room?
* What does it mean, if you spit on Moldovian field something is pound to grow?
* If being naked in a sauna was easy for her, what was the hard part?

Come and enjoy Miha’s very lively personality explaining how she first moved to Estonia. Starting to live in a village with just around 3000 people altogether, is it worth it?

Miha has a very colorful way of explaining everything to us, starting from the languages used in Moldova. Then sharing her transforming journey from studying architecture, learning woodworking, and now being immersed in Fin-tech and the world of numbers.

Join in and let us know, what you learned from this episode!

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Feb 27, 202101:43:17
#20 Viktorija Domarkaite from Lithuania to Estonia: Lithuanians are way too loud and eccentric

#20 Viktorija Domarkaite from Lithuania to Estonia: Lithuanians are way too loud and eccentric

Listen to Viktorija sharing her passion for the jewelry world, giving insights into what it’s like to study in the Estonian Academy of Arts, how she got good at art history. How basketball in Lithuania has a similar meaning as singing in Estonia. Why do they talk with their pets?? And hey are Lithuanians and Estonians actually similar?

💎 check out Vikas jewelry line: www.fb.com/Qviinjewelry/ 

🥰 win a pair of QVIIN earrings, by posting an Instagram story, where you write, what you appreciate in your friends + tag @Foundinestonia and @qviin_jewelry 😍

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Feb 08, 202101:44:26