Category Archives: Riga – most read - Page 2

19 Jul
2016
Running to Find the Real Riga The weirdest thing about exercise is how you can feel really terrible and really awesome at the same time. Especially running. As far as sports go too, it’s not like there’s a whole lot to running long distances. It’s more of just a mindless action, devoid of any fancy bells ...
07 Jul
2016
  A Cat’s Tail: Riga’s Greatest Legend On any walking tour of Old Town, Riga, you come to realize why the area is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site: no matter where you look, there’s always a unique but beautiful building to catch your eye. The first day I got here, I literally tripped 5 ...
06 Jul
2016
Sibling Rivalry: The Three Brothers From the title, your first thought might go to “The Tales of Beetle the Bard: The Deathly Hallows” from Harry Potter. I know mine did(: The title “The Three Brothers” though actually refers to some of the most iconic buildings in Old Town Riga, a set of three dwelling homes ...
29 Dec
2015
A common Latvia tradition is the Janis day celebration that takes part on June’s 23rd night to June 24th; it is the shortest night and the longest day of the year due to the summer solstice.  Originally it used to be a pagan celebration by farmers only, before the Christianity traditions. A short explanation for ...
29 Dec
2015
Natural Beauty Revealed: National Parks in Latvia Gauja national park Located in the Gauja valley and established in the regions of Valmiera, Murjani and Siguida since 1973. It was created to protect the Gauja river valley and its surroundings to ensure recreational activities and territory’s nature protection. This place keeps attracting national visitors and foreigners ...
07 Oct
2015
Most people usually do a little bit of research before to go abroad. There are many different ways to gather knowledge about the most important sights, restaurants and activities. One of the probably best ways is to look up recommendations on travel platforms as you always get opinions from all over the world. At trip-advisor ...
26 Aug
2015
“Rundāle” comes from the German place name Ruhenthal (Valley of Peace), yet Rundāle Palace has not had the most peaceful existence since its construction in 1768… Following the abdication of Duke Peter and the absorption of the Duchy of Courland to the Russian Empire in 1795, Catherine II presented the palace to Count Valerian Zubov, ...