Welcome to the Estonian bogs

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My first time walking in the bog, a famous Estonian natural environment that can be describe as land growing up on water. It can be a little scary when you know that under you feet is five meters (or more) depth water! Be really careful of where do you step

Walking in the nature

Few days before the trip, ESN Tallinn organizers changed the starting time: we then had to leave Tallinn at 6am to see the sunset on the bog. It was a double fail because we miss it (we were in the forest) and there were to much clouds to see anything! We were randomly set in seven groups, each had to find a name and paint its members faces with green and brown painting, we haven »t been very good at it: we were more ridiculous than camouflaged.

Viru raba

Viru raba

We had a guide, an Estonian man working usually in a library who his is accompanying ESN groups since at least last semester and do it for fun. I think he was the happiest person in the world that day :) Enjoying playing on the moving ground and scaring students. I was one of the few people trying to be voluntary in troubles by confronting the nature: I almost lost one rubber boot in the bog and fall in the bog with the camera…

Beside the – dangerous – walking part was a barbecue for all of us, moment to rest and talk around some food plus hot soup, perfect to warm us in this cold and foggy morning. It have been a really nice and original adventure for me, this Estonian landscape is amazing and could be even more appreciate during Spring or Summer. But since it was not, I had to be satisfied with Autumn, and I was :)

I will keep in mind the berries picking moment I took and the wild cranberries I bring home later! Sooo tasty!

Guillaume Speurt

Guillaume Speurt

French settled in Estonia, I have spent my last years in the Baltic States. I love photography and travelling in Eastern and Central Europe, I write this blog to relate my experiences.
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