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13 Dec
2016
Raw Garden Riga In this Blog article I would like to present you a very interesting and delicious place to eat. Raw garden is a chain of restaurants and food stores in Riga, founded in 2011. The philosophy of Raw Garden is all about natural and healthy food.  Additives, preservatives, colorants, trans fats, white flour and sugar ...
08 Dec
2016
Tims Mints Who did not once in his life think about opening a Bar together with some friends? Well, here is an example of some people who actually successfully realized this dream. Tims Mint is a café and bar, which is located in the Old Town of Riga. The place is managed by three Siblings. ...
04 Nov
2016
Latvian cuisine The Latvian cuisine may not be famous but as in every country it consists of a unique variety of ingredients. So let’s check out what kind of traditional food they serve. Common ingredients in Latvian meals are potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbage, onions, eggs and pork. Pork, pork and more pork. Pork ribs or ...
05 Oct
2016
Latvia the colonial power Latvia is the smallest nation that ever was a colonial power. In the 17th century the legendary Duchy of Courland set up colonies in Tobago and Gambia. The ancient Baltic tribes (Curonians, Semigallians, Latgalians,  Selonians) were not really peaceful farmers – they were fierce warriors and excellent sailors. Some say they were ...
15 Jul
2016
Feeling Snacky…. Latvian Edition One of the most popular questions you get coming back from a foreign country is: what weird stuff did you eat? Well, to all my fellow candy consumers, chip chompers, donut downers and chocolate chums, I present…… LATVIAN SNACKING 101 One of the first things I do when I get to a new ...
14 Jul
2016
The Latvian Academy of Music As a classical music student, I was really excited when I found out Riga was one of the only city’s in the Baltics area that had a music academy. While I totally recognize and appreciate pop music in all it’s glory (EDM jams all the way), there’s something about a ...
13 Jul
2016
The Lions Gate Wandering through Old Town, you’ll find the area lends itself to a small city feel. With few exceptions, you can get lost in the small tunnels and alleys and back passages leading in all different directions. And as busy as it gets with other tourists and foreigners, there are always opportunities where ...
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
Reasons to convince you to Travel to Latvia Travel to Latvia to see how it broke out from communist shadows. According with the popular and famous traveler’s guide “Lonely Planet”, they designated Latvia as one of the best places to travel in 2016. After 25 years of freedom from the Soviet regime, finally forms part of ...