It all started twelve years ago when a friend told us about his recent visit to Estonia. I have a confession to make…I thought to myself, “where in the world is that!?”. I mean how could anyone not know where this precious jewel of a country is on the map? If you are like me, then let me explain to you that Estonia is one of the three baltic states located just south of Finland (divided by the gulf of Finland) and bordering Latvia and Russia. It is roughly the same size as Denmark and has a population of approximately 1.3 million…no, I haven’t omitted any zeros, that is the population; about one sixth of the population of greater London! That’s small but neat!
‘And though she be but little, she is fierce!’… Known as the ‘baltic tiger’, Estonia experienced an economic boom from 2001-2007 with an average economic growth of 8%. Now a member of the European Union and eurozone, Estonia still has one of the highest GDP growth rates in Europe…Go Estonia!