Intellectual hub without the spokes

  • 2003-02-20
  • Justin Petrone
TARTUThough it is second largest, many believe Tartu is Estonia's most impressive city. Say the name of the town, and immediately you will hear tales of Tartu's thriving university atmosphere and intellectual heritage dating back to the Middle Ages.Not to leave the sports-minded out, the Tartu region also boats of Otepaa, Estonia's winter capital and site of world cup skiing competitions.Indeed, Tartu has a little something for everyone. The only problem, however, is getting there.For the average Tallinn resident, making the 185-kilometer trip to Tartu means enduring a two-and-a-half-hour b...
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