Reisijutud NPA in Shanghai

Foto NAGI's: shanghai2Kaido Einama, Reisijutud NPA

Reisijutud NPA is in Shanghai from nov 18 to nov 22. Thanks everyone who visited me, I hope we can do something together to propagate responsible travel and to spread knowledge about different destnations to visit.

You can contact me to visit Estonia and to find out what is interesting in Estonia according to Your interests.

628 000 tourists visited Estonia in the first half of 2008. Growth was +5%. And it's 0,4% more than in 2005, what was the record year of visits.

Iru city nature trail

Iru matkarada, Iru ÄmmIru trail is inside the city borders, but You can find pure nature and even animal activity here. This is unofficial track, so remember: no signs and no trails may be on the way. Beware of local land owners - track leads You to shore trail, what is officially free to pass for everyone, but some land owners are very angry about strangers. This didn´t happened to Us on our way, but You never know... all the track is publicly accessible by the law, some parts may change during the construction works near Iru Power Station, so follow the fences and signs.

Endla Nature Reserve

Endla Looduskaitseala, matkaradaEndla Nature Reserve is one oft the most famous bog areas in Estonia. The Endla Nature Reserve was established in 1985 to protect the best preserved central part of the mire system and karst springs of the southern slope of the Pandivere Upland. It´s necessary to register Your visit at Tooma, where Nature reserve center is locating. Call +372 77 63375.

This track starts from N58°52.5963' E026°16.3836' - this is parking place in front of Tooma nature reserve center.

Emajõe Suursoo bogtrail

Emajõe Suursoo, AhunapaluEmajõe Suursoo bog track is hard to reach, but is one of the wildest areas in Estonia including wetlands at Estonian bigger river Emajõgi delta on shores of Peipsi lake. This track ends away from starting point, so You have to walk twice this track - or use two cars for logistics to the end and back. This bog is good example of Estonian river wetlands.

Pics from this track will be added soon.
Google Map - track and waypoints.

Andorra - Shopping paradise on mountains

Andorra is the best place for shopping between France and Spain :) And nice mountain views of cource, too. They have skiing centres from where You can go only 5-6 hours to warm mediterrean sea coast. I was there in March and saw mountain skiing, but at evening I were in Spain, Barcelona, where was warm and no snow of cource :)


So, I added some pictures now. The first picture shows how looks Andorra border in March.


GPS Tracks for Travellers

This page collects GPS Tracks of some hiking routes followed by GPS owners. Just search Your interesting route from list, look track on the map and then download it. How to download? Click on the name of *.GPX file and select Save As... after that, open GPX-file with Your favourite GPS utility (for example, GPSU). Then, save Your tracks and data from GPS and upload new track to your GPS. If You wish, it´s good idea to merge Your selected hiking track with Your previous tracks and waypoints. Follow the track legend to visit waypoints marked on track. This tracks are cleared and saved as they are, so no quarantee about directing with them right on the path. Sometimes GPS signal may be weak and saved tracks may be not accurate, so be careful.

The Australian Tourism Autohority - FAQ :)

Internet folklore :) The questions below about Australia are from potential visitors. They were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who are clearly typical Aussies!

Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? (UK). A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA) A: Depends how much you've been drinking.

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