Meet YAHNAdancer aka Jaana Hansman

20.07.2018 / 0 comments
Meet YAHNAdancer aka Jaana Hansman

JAANA (33) Dancer, foodie, mom, big fan of TUUB

Why do you like TUUB?

I enjoy TUUB because it’s easy to wear and style! My favourite is the black TUUB, since i can combine it with anything. Adding sneakers you get a casual look. With heals you get a more classy and elegant style. And it’s perfect for traveling! TUUB is easy to pack and wear according to the occasion and weather - dress, skirt, blouse, beachwear, casual-wear, up-scale look, quickly ready to wear.

   

When not to wear TUUB?

I wear my colorful TUUBs less, because I enjoy eating a lot and once that happens I get a little food-pouch, which is hard to cover up with the TUUB. Usually i don’t really care, but there are moments during the month when I am more conscious of my body and would rather avoid the “prego vibes”.

 What makes you happy?

Things that make me happy are my work and lifestyle, dancing, moving, my family, my cat, my chickens, good food, sunshine, traveling, friends, my students, chocolate and adventures!

 How do you like to travel?

I like traveling to places where you can combine both holidays and adventures. The beach holiday is not for me - although I prefer travel to warm places. Because I live in a very peaceful place I like to travel places where I can feel the life. Good food and beatiful nature is also a great advantage.

 

CAMINO Portuguese Costal (260 km) / Botafumeiro

16.06.2018 / 0 comments
CAMINO Portuguese Costal (260 km) /  Botafumeiro

Santiago de Compostela - why people do it and how to prepare for The Way - Botafumeiro - Guides and planning tools

Let's ask Wikipedia what is a pilgrimage ;) A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person's beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone's own beliefs.

Well, I made it because of curiosity. I wanted to see how it is to walk 260 km and I wanted to make it with my beloved friend, to get to know him better after 25 years. Also, it seemed to be a nice alternative way of travelling. I always liked to see the "real life" and Camino is the perfect way to see the picturesque little authentic villages, rewarding landscapes and wild forests (still safe enough for all the pilgrims). Last but not least the local inexpensive wine, the pastries and all the vibe.  There are few most popular and tens of alternative ways to walk the Camino. The most popular is Camino Frances / French Way. Camino Portuguese is popular as well. Here you will find a short and sharp review of the Camino Portuguese Coastal (260 km, from Porto in June 2018 within 11 days) with photos, distances and quite specific information about albergues. The coastal route is not so popular. 

DICTIONARY:

Camino / Caminho - The general name for the Way to Santiago de Compostela.
Peregrino - Pilgrim, the person who walks (or riding a bike or horse) the Way/El Camino. 

Credential del Peregrino - The pilgrim's passport you have to carry with you and get 2 stamps in a day: one from your shelter, another from some cafe or small chapel. You will get the little book for 2 € from the starting point, at the Cathedral.
Albergue - The inexpensive lodging, often Catholic shelter, often with bunk beds. Cost 5 € - 14 € for a bed. 

4-step ACTION PLAN:

  1. Watch the free full movie "The Way"
  2. Google and check youtube and choose your route. They vary from 100 km to 1000 km. Check Camino FORUM.
  3. Pack smart, pack light, this is the key!  Good shoes and blister plasters are the must-have! Here you find my travel light ultimate female packing list to walk the Camino in June 2018. 
  4. Get the PILGRIM PASSPORT for 2 € from the Cathedral you start your Camino and follow the yellow arrows, they lead you to the next Albergue. Do not over-think, just hit the road :)  Good site is also www.wisepilgrim.com.

Pilgrim passport. Travel light. Santiago de Compostela.

 Pilgrim passport and Albergue's map. The map we got from the first albergue from Povoa de Varzim.

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

Looking for the yellow arrows. Porto. Good shoes, good bag and merino TUUB are the ultimate must-have for the Camino de Santiago.

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB and best hiking shoes boots for camino. Santiago gtx low

El Camino #DAY1 from Porto to Povoa de Varzim (31 km)

Santiago de Compostela. Cobblestone road.

compostela from Porto To Santiago

1. The sleeping mattress was sooo unnecessary. 2. I was deeply grateful for my woollen leg warmers. No link to provide, I sew them by myself. Hint: cut off sleeves from an old jersey. Wool keeps you warm even in case all your clothes are wet. Also they provide cool vintage look ;)

El Camino #DAY2  from Povoa de Varzim to Marinhas (25 km)

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

Here we took a little offroad as we wanted to feel the Ocean, but the wooden way lead us away from the coastline.

travel light with tuub to camino portuguese, santiago de Compostela

El Camino #DAY2  from Povoa de Varzim to Marinhas

Scallop shell is the symbol of pilgrim.

El Camino #DAY2  from Povoa de Varzim to Marinhas

El Camino #DAY3  from Marinhas to Viana do Castelo (23 km)

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

The weather was pretty cold and it was raining often, which is not usual in Portugal in June. So I got a raincoat from a local store and my boyfriend got a big umbrella. Seriously he said it is much better than sweet in a raincoat.

Camino Santiago De Compostela

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

El Camino #DAY4  from Viana do Castelo to Caminha (29 km)

El Camino #DAY4  from Viana do Castelo to CaminhaViana do Castelo Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB. UPSHIRT. Reet Aus design. Estonian design. 
Hand in hand with my Up-shirt.  #EthicalFashion #ReetAus #EstonianDesign

El Camino #DAY3  from Viana do Castelo to Caminha

 

El Camino #DAY5  from Caminha to Valenca (29 km)

Albergue S.Teotonio is situated in a suburb, but near to supermarkets. Open til 8 pm, cost 5 €. Good coffee for 50 sents, big hall and kitchen, bathrooms are unisex and not very comfy. No heating. But there is self-service laundry near (the pink older shopping mall behind the modern mall). No bed sheets at all.

El Camino #DAY4  from Viana do Castelo to Caminha

New Camino-friends :) Marja from Sicily.

El Camino #DAY4  from Viana do Castelo to Caminha

El Camino #DAY6  from Valenca to Porrino. Hello Spain! (20 km)

Porrino: superlux dorm Sendasur Albergue. 12-14 €

TUI. Spain. El Camino #DAY5  from Caminha to Valenca

Porrino albergue lux

Porrino Sendazur Albergue was super lux. Modern, heated, soft bed sheets with all linen, hairdryer, laundry (4 €) with the dryer (2 €), good relaxed atmosphere, supermercato around the corner. No proper kitchen, but microwave and fridge. Morning cafe at their partners which was all lovely-lovely. The hudge croissants, fresh juice and coffee as good as everywhere. But something about the staff...Muah! 

El Camino #DAY7 from Porrino to Redondela (16 km)

MOS. Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

There was a very good travel goods shop at MOS, a little picturesque village between Porrino and Redonela. Also ALBERGUE SANTA BAIA DE MOS

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

 

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

Redonela albergue with nun

The albergue was lovely, with a real nun at the front desk. Albergue parroquial Santiago Apostol de Redondela.

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB. UPSHIRT. Reet Aus design. Estonian design. 
Having a wonderful afternoon on the balcony of albergue with my merino TUUB and Up-shirt.  

El Camino #DAY8 from Redondela to Pontevedra (18 km)

Albergue de la Virgen Peregrino, 6 €.  Hudge dormitory with 25 bunk beds in one room. The hall and kitchen are lovely and very pilgrim-friendly with all information on walls and leaflets. Laundry and dryer service. Toilets and bathrooms are pure but have the hand dryer - comes a handy when it's raining all day long. The staff will close doors at 9 pm and no-one gets in or out anymore. 

El Camino #DAY8 from Redondela to Pontevedra

Mostly the day was like this: highway, rain and shit...but not only, some awarding villages we met on the way:

El Camino #DAY7 from Porrino to Redondela

Passing the old bridge you will find a little restaurant with good day menu (a sup or salat, a dish of 4 fish! and a nice cake and coffee, good as always)

El Camino #DAY7 from Porrino to Redondela

official Albergue in Pontevedra

Imagine the room filling with 40 people, each having a wet raincoat and socks :D 

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB. UPSHIRT. Reet Aus design. Estonian design.

But the chill lounge was super lux and there was a big well-equipped kitchen, laundry for an extra fee. The bathroom was according to the dorm.

El Camino #DAY9 from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis (23 km)

El Camino #DAY8 from Redondela to Pontevedra

Who knows what is this? Almost every house had this in countrysides. I saw corn inside but is it for drying or they keep it there over the summer?? Corn house :)

Village Barro. Fresh juice. Camino day 9

Travellers dream. Rewarding cafe in Barro. I could move in.

El Camino #DAY10 from Caldas de Reis to Padron (22 km)

Albergue de Padron 6 € besides the monastery in a very good location. Wooden bunk beds in a huge but cosy dormitory with provided sheet and pillowcase. Kitchen.

merino TUUB. Camino. Travellight. Padron park.

Resting after visiting the authentic fish and fruit market of Padron. Behind there is the monastery with albergue.

other travellers camino. The pilgrim car, pilgrim carriage

Other enthusiastic pilgrims in Padron.

El Camino #DAY10  albergue

El Camino #DAY10  albergue

El Camino #DAY11 from Padron to Santiago de Compostela (24 km)

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB. UPSHIRT. Reet Aus design. Estonian design.

Santiago de Compostela

Life is confusing sometimes.

El Camino #DAY10 from Caldas de Reis to Padron

 Last day the Way was quite crowded by pilgrims. Other days we met them, but not to often.

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

Happy pilgrim arrived to Santiago de Compostela.

El Camino #DAY10 from Caldas de Reis to Padron

 Behind the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (As the front door is under construction more than 5 years already)

botafumeiro

A Botafumeiro in Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. KLICK to see the video. The dramatic ritual is not happening every day. Here is the INFO when to see the famous and rewarding ritual, a blessing for the exhausted but satisfied pilgrims who finished the Camino.

Camino portuguese costal. Travel light with merino TUUB.

The scallop with the logo is the sign of pilgrim. 

#DAY12 back in Porto. Alive & happy

Porto. Travel light with TUUB. wanderlust

Porto. blue church. Balhao. TUUB travel

Bolhao metro station and Rua de Santa Catarina. Lila line E brings you directly from the Airport to the vivid heart of Porto within less than 40 minutes and for 2.6 €. The lovely blue Chapel of Souls and many nice cafes serving local foods will take over from here. Difficult not to fall in love with this city.

Porto. Rua de santa Catarina

Busy and famous shopping street Rua de Santa Catarina. 

Culture in Portugal. Travel light with TUUB

You can find fine arts and palaces all over Europe. Just keep your eyes wide open. This exhibition was about Manuel Antonio Boaventura, the man who invented the plastic hammer in 1963. Free entrance.

 

Porto in June

 

 

I see El Camino as the alternative way of tourism and I really recommend it. And the superfine first layer merino TUUB, made by my team is the handiest garment for that kind of walk! Merino is warm, but not hot and it keeps you in warm even if wet from rain or sweat - you will get one of them, most probably both. Merino wool breathes and manages moisture better than any other fibre. Additionally, wool products will not stink as they are naturally antibacterial! I had no need to wash my merino TUUB not a single time within 11 days of walking in nature, highways, in rain and sunshine. Last but not least, it is very good for executing the change of clothes in public spaces like dorms or on the cafe - as it is a tube without a shoulder strap, if you get what I mean!

Buen Camino, friends!

& SHOP MERINO

 

 

Travel light (packing for Camino)

18.05.2018 / 0 comments
Travel light (packing for Camino)

The Ultimate Camino Packing List. Female (updated)

The Way. El Camino. The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is a journey everyone should take at least once in a lifetime! You can meet many fascinating souls on the way and it will allow you to have introspective time with yourself and the universe. Combo bonus: rewarding little villages and local life you will never see when visiting Spain and Portugal as a "normal" tourist.

Here is the ULTIMATE PACKING LIST for female travellers who are eager to travel light and with environmentally caring mindset. There are some informative links you may want to click.

The ultimate must-haves

  • Super good travel shoes (I tried 40 pairs and Garmont Santiago Low Gtx won the battle)
  • Super good hiking socks. Merino wool! Better take 3 pairs, in case of rain they will not dry fast enough.
  • Backbag (30-35 l with hip straps and light supportive frame). 
  • Sunnies
  • Scallop shell 
  • The ultimate must-have

 

The secondary must-haves

  • Sleeping bag or sleeping sack
  • Hat or scarf (prefer a hat!)
  • Sun lotion with UV protection
  • Lip balm
  • Sleeping mat NOOO NEED! If you plan to sleep outside you need a tent as well, because it's raining :(
  • The secondary must-haves

 

Light clothing

  • 2x sports bras
  • 2x panties (ok, maybe 3)
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Travel dress
  • Flip-flops or hiking sandals
  • Light clothing

 

Warm clothing

  • Pullover with hood (merino wool or fleece)
  • Feet warmers
  • Wind jacket (I like Coretex)
  • Gloves
  • TUUB merino.
  • Warm clothing

 

 Hygene

  • Small toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpicks or dental floss
  • Soap
  • Small 2in1 shampoo (well, ok, I took dry shampoo once in a lifetime)
  • Hair comb
  • Towel, the special fast-dry
  • Q-tips
  • Venus gillette
  • Mooncup or tampons
  • Natural deodorant
  • Wet wipes
  • Tea tree oil
  • Ziploc bags
  • Hygene

 

First aid

  Luxury

  • A book (perhaps The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho)
  • Notebook/diary
  • Play cards/pocket chess
  • Sleeping mask
  • Something healthy, but sweet (dried fruits, nuts, energy bars)Luxury

 Varia

  • Belt bag (for ID documents, bank cards, smartphone
  • BPA free water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Camping cutlery
  • Clothespins
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Nail scissors
  • Hair bands
  • Power bank
  • iPod
  • Earphones
  • Charger for gadgets
  • Camera (your smartphone will do)
  • Walking sticks (or buy on the way, as you may not want to mess with airport officers)
  • Camino guidebook
  • Travel insurance (useful for flight cancellations, medical emergencies)
  • Varia

 

Another tip for fresh pilgrims is to connect with other travellers here!

At the end of the day, Camino has shops along the way and as long as you have good boots and back bag you are safe and sound! The pilgrim passport you don't have to pre-order, you can have it from the Cathedral for 2 euro.

Buen Camino!

 

 buen camino  

Meet the ultimate fan of travel & adventure!

14.05.2018 / 0 comments
Meet the ultimate fan of travel & adventure!

KRISTINA HERODES - travel light with TUUB

We asked few questions from the big traveller, adventure journalist, the ultimate TUUB fan Kristina Herodes.

Why do you like TUUB?

TUUB is not just a clever fashion piece that can be worn in a hundred ways. It's got character! With a rebel soul, it does not care for the rules but rather makes its own. That's what I love about it! I instantly connected with the character of my first TUUB, and now I own 11 of them. I wear them absolutely everywhere. One thing is for sure – I never travel without my TUUB! You have a dress, skirt, shirt, scarf, hat, and a bathing suit – all in one. Comfort is essential when travelling. Some clothes itch and wrinkle and demand your attention in many other ways. TUUB will never do that – just throw it in a bag and it will still feel like a warm hug the next time you wear it. Another thing I like about TUUB is that it looks good on any shape – it is never too tight or unsuitable for your body type. Simply toss it on and it will say: you are perfect the way you are.

When can't you wear TUUB? 

I can't really imagine a situation in which I couldn't wear TUUB. I have worn it to fancy cocktail parties with tons of jewellery, and even at a black-tie event, using TUUB as a top with a long skirt. At work, at conferences, on TV – anywhere. Though, I have yet to wear it to ice hole swimming.

What makes you happy?

The greatest thing in the world is discovering new things! No matter what – whether it is a hike in nature or meeting new people or challenging yourself, both emotionally and physically. Exciting things happen outside your comfort zone, which leaves you no time to worry

Travel light with multifunctional TUUB

Kristina, you're an exceptionally energetic, positive and amazing woman. What keeps you going? How do you do it?

It seems to me that as children, we are all full of joy and a sense of discovery, but as an adult, those feelings fade. A smart person thinks they must know everything in order to excel in anything, which means they don’t often do anything new and exciting.

I think I have managed to find the secret to never growing up; I don't care in the slightest what others think of me and whether I look respectable enough. It feels great to take on a new challenge, try, and then find out that you completely suck at it! Only then will you know how much there is to discover and how much you can grow! This is exactly what keeps me going – if you don't give up, you'll eventually succeed. I get so excited, I just cannot give up and quit, that is not something I even consider. There are thousands of things in the world that you can challenge yourself with, definitely more than one can fit into a lifetime. I never have to worry about getting bored or running out of new things to try. The more you learn, the less you know – this applies to everything!

Do you have low points in life, when you don't succeed?

Failing is a natural part of life so I try not to make a big deal out of it! Those who try may fail! This is more obvious in the physical world – those who climb, also fall. If you have the courage to do something, there will always be supporters and haters. Especially if you do something differently. It’s okay; you just have to take the criticism with humour.

Most of my friends think that a mother of three shouldn't be this wild. I don't agree. I may be crazy about life, but not literally – I never take unreasonable risks and don't recommend others do so either. You have to know what to do, how to do it and test your abilities, step by step. Only then is something worth doing! In the case of extreme sports, this is how everyone acts; you cannot simply rely on good luck.

At the same time, it feels good to push the boundaries of your fears. I also think it brews courage, just like everything else you do. If you use that courage and constantly challenge yourself, you'll soon have plenty of it. Not that it's a necessary trait in today's safe world, you can do without it, but it makes life much more fun, and you'll sense the freedom as you kick your fears to the kerb!

Bryce'i kanjonit Utah USA, travel light with TUUB

Bryce's canyon, Utah, USA.

Kristina Herodes, USA Utah kanjon canyon

#travellight #kristinaherodes #adventure #tuubisgood #tuub #work&play #travelwear #travelinstyle #sustainablefashion

 

TUUB blog and travel shop

 

Who made your clothes?

29.04.2018 / 0 comments
Who made your clothes?

Fashion Revolution Week 24-29.04

On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. 

That’s when Fashion Revolution was born. Initiated by active young people from the UK now the Fashion Revolution movement is expanded globally. It's all about caring and noticing, making choices, consciousness. Who made my clothes? How is doing the young lady who was sewing your collar inside seam? How is treated the land where your comfy undies cotton grows? Fashion Revolution is all about asking the question of where clothes come from as an attempt to raise awareness and get people thinking about the answer. Thank you, Fashion Revolution movement! 

 Tiiu Roosma Kadri Vahe fashion revolution tuub

 Tiiu Roosma and Kadri Vahe wearing clothes from highly ethical brand Reval Denim Guild and from a second-hand store.

Take action!

 

 

fashion revolution day

fashion revolution 2018

 

There are more ways to participate. Read more: TAKE ACTION

 

TUUB fashion revolution sustainable fashion

Anja sewing TUUB leggings. 2017, Tallinn, Estonia.

 

Interesting links:

http://www.ecooutfitters.co.uk/blog/whomadeyourclothes/

https://thejoinery.co.za/stories/talking-about-a-revolution/

https://www.fashionrevolution.org/blog/

 

 

Take a walk around the Globe with TUUB!

19.06.2014 / 0 comments
Take a walk around the Globe with TUUB!

 

Proudly introducing TUUB lovers, nomads and fashionistas around the planet Earth! 

Street Fashion Experiment took place and here are the amazing TUUBERS who participated the very first time.

Ashima Gandhi – India, New Delhi

Meet this gorgeous Tuuber from the colourful Spiceland-India. Ashima Gandhi is a co-founder of Rashima Collective clothing line that personifies individualism and nomadism.

Ashima is fond of experimenting and she chose dark brown TUUB to bring some earthiness to her soft nomadic look. She is using creatively TUUB as a head scarf, which is a clever trick to avoid getting sun burned, head aches and damaging your hair in the summer heat. For creating similar natural look in this summer go for TUUB Merino

 

 

Maarja Koovit – Mexico, Mexico City

Estonian model and fashionista is travelling light with TUUB in Mexico while attrackting locals with her brave blue TUUB. She is an excellent role model for newbies who want to try bright colours during the summer season. SKY FALL is definitely the right choice which will most likely also invite Bond-type people to your life!

 

 

Shanaz Pantry – England, Sheffield

 

This vibrant fashion blogger adores TUUB and uses it every single day awesomly. Today she has chosen Lollypop style TUUB and she wears it as a neck scarf on top of her summery sports shirt. She is also experimenting with TUUB in the office and combining it well with a classy shirt. "Go creative," is what Shanaz recommends to all new TUUBERS. 

 

 

Amung Tadu- India, Ziro Valley

Adorable Among is from the world heritage village in India and enjoys organizing rock festival and introducing locals and tourists new places in India by being a travel expert. She has also gain recognition in the local tribal beauty contest and is proud to present TUUB in India.  Her favourite TUUB is Red Rockabilly and she loves to wear it as a skirt combined with casual top and jacket. Simplicity is the key word for her stylish look.

Kristina Herodes, Estonia, Tallinn

Lady who blogs about fashion and tries it out herself. Kristina Herodes is fond of TUUB as it is easy to combine with absolutely everything and can take very many different forms on your body. This time she has chosen polka dots TUUB, but as we are celebrating EV100 this year then stripes are  good alternatives for spots. 

 

 

Marilin Sikkal

Marilin Sikkal kleidid

Norma

Norma Cra Carmina TUUBKadri Vahe

TUUB foto Madis Lember Kadri Vahe

See all the inspiration HERE.