During the last few days of April, ten Enve students set off for Estonia where we participated in Nordplus intensive course about Sustainable Water and Energy Management. During the 5 day course, we visited various sites related to the topic, received lectures, and had a day of workshop and presentations. Along with us, ten Icelanders and ten Estonians took part in the course. The days were quite long, but nevertheless we used our time efficiently and had plenty of time to go around town and enjoy the local pubs. Quite a lot of time was spent in bus going from place to place, but even there we played various word games, laughed until we cried telling jokes or just conveniently slept.
On Sunday morning 22nd April most of us met up at the Tampere railway station, and the rest joined in Helsinki. This was our first trip together so we were all excited and a bit scared. After the ferry, the bus took us straight to Tallinn Technical University for dinner and then to our hostel. Since the Estonian teachers or the reception lady did not speak any English it took over an hour of half Finnish, half Estonian, and a bit of Russian to get settled in. After quick freshening up we found the nearest shop, bought some supplies and aimed for the city. Our salsa dancer Elina talked us into heading for a salsa bar called Cubanita, but despite our obvious concern, the place turned out to be a great one! Cheap snacks and beer, reasonably quiet music, and shisha created a perfect atmosphere for a first night in Tallinn.