Rapla Estonia Hostel
I am in Rapla, Estonia, probably will not be able to do much with internet, it is Windows 98, and the computer is difficult.
I am in some Hotel called the Joe Kulalistmaja... There are little dots above the u, so not spelled correct. It is great, car siding on the walls, private room, shared toilet for 310 or about 31 U.S. Dollars, not really a great bang for the buck being I am in no name city with nobody, however the people are nice, speak four or five words of English and there is a some old folks bar down below that looks like the locals will hang our in later.
Went down to the local super market and prices out the food, about the same as Tallinn, however more quaint. They have sidewalks along the road, nothing is close, everyone needs a car, however they do not have a car, lots of walkers. Pretty rich country, and I cannot figure out how they make money, not obvious factories or even growing crops looks on the weak side.
On the bus from Tallinn we traveled down a two lane tarvy type road, with lots of pine trees. It seemed as though they are not very good farmers as most of the land seems to just sit. There are many greenhouse behind the houses and small gardens.
I have not said it, however the sun almost never sets right now, it is almost totally light at midnight, and who knows if it get dark or when it rises.
The way you look at Estonia is kinda childish. Or like you're exploring the animal kingdom. I've noticed this sort of attitude among other travelers from the states before.
Do you really think that Estonians are so primitive that they can't do much besides factory work and farming?
Estonia has a strong IT sector and many people use the Internet (available almost everywhere) to work at home.
Many landowners choose to use their acres to grow forest instead of crop. Wood is one of the main industries in here.
These are just two possibilities.
I do not live in Estonia, therefore I look at it a child.
You seem to think your people are stupid, I just report what I see in one place.
I said it,
"Pretty rich country, and I cannot figure out how they make money"
I could not figure out where they get their money...
Estonian has more wastebasket bins than any other country I have visited. I consider it one of the cleanest countries the planet.
I do find any country close to Estonia to be the drunk, drinking countries also...
I do not see Estonia as high tech, very low tech for the good minds they have, not a tech leader.
I think all are probably moving to England... hehehe
Brain Drain at it best...