Weekend in Ida-Virumaa, Spring 2014

On the 17th-18th of May 2014, EURAXESS brought researchers to Ida-Viru County to do some voluntary work and, of course, to see the best sights of the region. Estonians care about their environment and every May gather together for civil actions called talgud — communal cleanup campaigns. EURAXESS decided to offer this unforgettable voluntary experience  to foreign researchers and their family member. Our mission was to clean the territory of the old manor complex of Kiikla Children Home. On this weekend, we also visited the Kohtla Mining Park and its Underground Museum—a great touristic attraction of the region. The cherry on the cake was a walk in Toila Oru Park situated on the coastline of the Gulf of Finland is known for its amazing landscape and rare plant species.

Photos: Anna Mossolova

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