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Found in Estonia

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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, r… read more

70 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

#69 Nicholas Amorim from Brazil to Estonia: A love letter to Estonia that Estonians don’t watch

June 15th, 2023


#69 Nicholas Amorim from Brazil to Estonia: A love letter to Estonia that Estonians don’t watch

If Nicholas Amorim could hit the reset button on his …

#68 Jorge Herrera from Guatemala: border crossing for Guatemalans, and why are Estonians not inviting people over for dinner?

May 8th, 2023


Found in Estonia podcast episode 68 with Jorge Herrera from Guatemala

From one tiny country to another. What attracts someone from Central America to move to Estonia after already living in the local dream country - …

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

April 19th, 2023


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 …

#66 Orsolya Sild from Hungary: Teaching Estonian language as a foreigner

April 4th, 2023


Found in Estonia podcast episode 66 with Orsolya Sild from Hungary: Teaching Estonian language as a foreigner

Meet Orsolya Sild, who learned the …

#65 Manan from Pakistan: Moving from collective culture to individual culture

March 22nd, 2023


Found in Estonia podcast episode 65 with Manan from Pakistan: Moving from collective culture to individual culture

Manan moved to Estonia from …

#64 Henri Ormus: When I started working in Finland it was really a culture shock!

October 16th, 2022


Found in Estonia podcast episode 64 with Henri Ormus

How can an Estonian become a nuclear engineer if it’s not taught in Estonia? Meet Henri Ormus, who is a nuclear engineer, and listen to his story of becoming one. …

#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."

October 4th, 2022


Found in Estonia podcast episode 63 with Maria Sakarias

Maria Sakarias was 16 when she first lived a year abroad in France. After that, she’s been …

#62 Andres Sirel: Moving to Malaysia with his wife and two kids for work

September 20th, 2022


Found in Estonia podcast episode 62 with Andres Sirel

Andres is an Estonian, who is a father, an entrepreneur, and a lifelong learner.

He worked at Microsoft for over 11 years which led him to live with his entire …

#61 Liina Metsküla: I want to visit all the countries in the world

September 5th, 2022


Found in Estonia podcast episode 61 with Liina Metsküla

Liina Metsküla is an Estonian who has visited 84 countries, and has a dream to visit them all! She is the author of 3 traveling books and a host of an Estonian …

#60 Silver Tambur - Estonia as a society is still quite conservative

August 23rd, 2022


Found in Estonia podcast episode 60 with Silver Tambur

Silver arrived in London with his backpack and 50 pounds. He started as a cleaner, then went to study there, then got a job at a law office, and then launched his …

💥 #59 Welcome to the new season 💥

August 23rd, 2022


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 …

#58 Tiina Pärtel: good bye for now

June 3rd, 2022


Found in Estonia podcast episode #58 with Tiina Pärtel the creator and host of this podcast.

It’s time for a break. This episode will go over What? Why? When? What else to listen to instead of this podcast? What was …

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

May 9th, 2022


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 …

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

April 25th, 2022


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.

#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

April 11th, 2022


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 …

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

March 28th, 2022


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

Nikola is a professional musician, singing teacher, and voice-over artist with …

#53 Piret Potisepp: founder of Tallinn Designtours

March 14th, 2022


Found in Estonia podcast episode #53 with Piret Potisepp

This episode is in collaboration with Tallinn Designtours. 

Namely, Piret Potisepp is a …

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

March 1st, 2022


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

Ellie Shaw decided to make Estonia her home after living in Scotland, Bulgaria, and …

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

February 14th, 2022


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

Külas on Eesti Rahvusvahelise Maja juht Leonardo Ortega, kes kolis …

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

February 14th, 2022


#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 …

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

January 25th, 2022


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 …

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

January 10th, 2022


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 …

#47 Auste Cerniauskaite from podcast Living in Lithuania

December 27th, 2021


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 …

#46 Nicole Dennis from USA to Estonia: raising children in Estonia, International Women's Club and Christmas

December 13th, 2021


Found in Estonia podcast fascinating episode #46 with Nicole Dennis from the USA!

“Going to the supermarket and seeing someone that looks like …

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

November 22nd, 2021


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 …

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

November 8th, 2021


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 …

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

October 26th, 2021


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 …

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

October 11th, 2021


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 …

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

September 27th, 2021


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

An episode full of energy, and fascinating topics! First off Jacobina is …

#40 Olla Abbas from Sudan to Estonia: It’s all about having the right mindset

September 13th, 2021


Found in Estonia podcast episode #40 with Olla Abbas from Sudan!

Get ready to learn how Olla’s growth-oriented mindset works, already within the first 5 minutes of sharing her story! As she has taught herself how to …

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

August 30th, 2021


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 …

*EST* #38 Iverson Ng: kolides Hongkongist Eestisse: Hongkonglased jalutavad kiiremini kui eestlased

August 30th, 2021


Found in Estonia podcasti suveseeria erisaade, kus jutustan, Eestis elava, Hongkongist pärit Iversoniga eesti keeles.

  • Iverson jagab oma lugu, …

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

August 9th, 2021


-> Link to the birthday party:

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 …

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

August 9th, 2021


-> Link sünnipäeva peole:

Found in Estonia taskuhäälingu eestikeelne erisaade number #36 külaliseks on Katerina Chantzi, …

#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

July 26th, 2021


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 …

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

July 26th, 2021


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

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

July 12th, 2021


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 …

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

July 12th, 2021


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 …

#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!

June 28th, 2021


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

  • He has …

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

June 28th, 2021


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

#29 Enlik Tjioe from Indonesia to Estonia: The hardest part was to explain my parents, where is Estonia.

June 10th, 2021


"I don’t have difficulty pronouncing Estonian words!" - Did you know Indonesian and Estonian language have the same pronunciation - at least that's …

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

June 4th, 2021


Special day = special episode!

*Where did Kaisa disappear? 

*What kind of episodes are coming up? 

*Any collaborations in the air? 

*Anything else …

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

May 22nd, 2021


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 …

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

May 7th, 2021


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, …

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

April 23rd, 2021


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 …

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

April 9th, 2021


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 …

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

March 26th, 2021


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 …

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

March 12th, 2021


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 …

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

February 27th, 2021


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 …

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

February 8th, 2021


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 …

#19 Ucha Vekua from Georgia to Estonia: I was 15 years old and I decided I want to organise a huge hip-hop party

January 29th, 2021


Listen to our very bubbly chat with Ucha from Georgia. Ucha is passionate about startups, has contributed a lot to Garage48 and ESN networks, and focuses on building his own platform under the name Startup Ventures!

He …

#18 Penelope Piip from Australia to Estonia: Being a red head I tend to blend in!

January 15th, 2021


Listen to as we chat with a lovely lady Penelope Piip, who has lived in Tartu for nearly 16 years already! She has seen Estonia changing and developing from inside and outside. And her first impressions coming to …

#17 Tiina and Kaisa - reviewing 2020 and going over all the episodes!

December 29th, 2020


Time for a duo show! Tiina and Kaisa sending away year 2020, discussing what were their highlights this year and what are their plans for the next year!

The majority if this episode goes over all the 16 episodes …

#16 Jameela Prits from Palestine to Estonia - "Estonians are living their own lifestyles, don’t think people will focus on you!”

December 18th, 2020


We chat with Jameela about differences between Palestinian people and Estonians. She shares, how she learned to speak almost perfect Estonian, how she doesn’t think winters here are too harsh. She shares her love for …

#15 Marino Bresciani from Italy to Estonia - “Italians can absolutely work hard, the point is, we realise we don’t always have to.

December 4th, 2020


Working in IT during the day and in the dance world during evenings. Marino started to appreciate Estonian food and the life in Tartu after living in Finland. He shares, how he turned his passion for latin dances into a …

#14 John Avila from Colombia to Estonia - “Before coming to Estonia I was just a plain software engineer”

November 12th, 2020


He says: "before coming to Estonia he was just a plain software engineer, .."

Maybe his life changed after he started drinking kama with keefir for breakfast to blend in more or maybe it was thanks to the clever hack, …

#13 Iryna Krepchuk from Belarus to Estonia

October 30th, 2020


Iryna grew up in Belarus and moved to Tartu 6 years ago.

We talk about Belarusian  language and its new wave, about how she uses Russian and English language in Estonia.

We dive deep into her musical background. We talk …

#12 Jaime Delgado - From Chile to Estonia

October 23rd, 2020


After living his entire life in Chile, Jaime decided it’s time to study abroad. After he convinced his parents, that yes this university he found on the other side of the world, is right fit for him, he did a little …

#11 Mathilde Roch-Penet - from France to Estonia

October 15th, 2020


Mathilde is full of artsy vibes. She loves yoga, tattoos, travelling and Estonia. After her Erasmus year in Tallinn, she has moved away multiple …

#10 Taavi Suikkanen - from Finland to Estonia

October 2nd, 2020


Taavi is from Finland or a guy without land, a European citizen? Yes, he’s going to elaborate on that.

He is very open about, what annoys him about Estonia and Estonians. He shares his opinion about whether Estonians …

#9 Tati Beck- from Brazil to Estonia

September 24th, 2020


Tati was living in Brazil, when 6 years ago, her boyfriend announced, that he is going to move to Estonia. She then read from Google, that Estonia is …

#8 Ada Hisunova - from Ukraine to Estonia

September 17th, 2020


Being born in Ukraine, she fell in love with Estonia and surprisingly came to learn Spanish language and literature here. She is so passionated about dancing, that, when seeing so many girls just waiting for guys to ask …

#7 Shahab Abarjafari - from Iran/KKTC to Estonia

September 10th, 2020


Being born in Iran, having lived in multiple countries and now having lived 8 years in Estonia, Shahab says for him Estonian culture is the perfect …

#6 Avery Schrader - From Canada to Estonia

September 4th, 2020


Although Avery grew up in Canada, he still says his startup is Estonian - listen to his story of joining Estonian startup bubble and how he appreciates Estonian entrepreneurs supportiveness, especially how they give …

#5 Buluthan Aktaş - From Turkey to Estonia

August 28th, 2020


New homes can be find through Eurovision Song Contest - at least that turns out to be true for Buluthan. He moved here from Turkey. Among learning, …

#4 Rafiki Salieto - From Spain to Estonia

August 20th, 2020


While watching TV in Northern Russia, Rafiki came to conclusion, that it’s his destiny to move to Estonia! He came here with a hobby, he had started, while living in Uzbekistan - visiting all the museums around him and …

#3 Chris Raastad - From USA to Estonia

August 14th, 2020


Chris, our third guest, says he now feels somewhere between American and Estonian - “I'm never going to be Estonian. And I just, I don't make sense in America.”

Turns out, all he needed to start taking Estonian language …

#2 Sandra Valle - From Mexico to Estonia

August 4th, 2020


Even though the name does sound like Estonian, our guest for today is actually from far away Mexico. Nonetheless after living in Estonia for 10 plus years now, she has loads of interesting stories and observations about …

#1 Rufat Dargahli - from Azerbaijan to Estonia

August 4th, 2020


Rufat feels home both at Tartu and Tallinn, but was actually born in a city of 4mil people, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

We will hear how Rufat recognises Estonians on the street, how he already grew up with the love for …

#0 Meet your hosts: Tiina and Kaisa

August 4th, 2020


Get to know the hosts of this show - both speak at least 5 languages, have lived abroad multiple times and have introduced themselves and their …

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