Tania Lestal

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About me

Introduction I am an Estonian-Australian with a deep love for my ancestral homeland. My family originate from Nõo county near Tartu which is located in Southern Estonia. Many members of my family left Estonia due to the Soviet occupation and have since branched out and resettled across the globe. After WWII my grandparents spent time living in a DP camp in Hamburg before emigrating to Australia. Today we are the only Lestal family in Australia. We have relatives in Germany, England, Canada, Austria and of course Estonia. This blog showcases all the things I love about Estonia and I also promote Estonia as a travel destination through my work as a freelance travel writer. My articles have been published in Explore History Magazine, Wanderlust, Estonian World, Azuria, to name but a few. If you would like to get in touch, please direct any comments, enquiries or suggestions to the following email address: estonia.paradise.of.the.north@gmail.com
Interests Like many Estonians I am an avid photographer. I use a Canon 450D which produces good results. My home is filled with images of my beloved family and world travels.