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05 Jun
2014
If you’ve done all the culture, seen all the museums, learnt all the history and tried all the Latvian food, fear not, as there’s still plenty to do in the Latvian capital! Whether you’re after adrenaline rushes or relaxing afternoons, in winter or in summer, Riga has something to offer you. Adrenaline Adrenaline junkies shouldn’t ...
15 May
2014
If you haven’t discovered Charlie Pizza in Riga yet, then you are seriously missing out. What’s not to love about a pizza place that serves delicious food at affordable prices and even hands out a flyer of discounts as you walk through the door? In a restaurant where you can have a full lunch meal ...
24 Apr
2014
The national flag of Latvia was officially adopted in 1922, though the flag was in use as early as the 13th century. Although its use was suppressed from 1940 under the Soviet rule, after regaining its independence, Latvia flew its national flag on the 27th of February 1990 once again. The red colour is said ...
08 Apr
2014
When in Riga, These Travel Apps Can Help! Whether you’re in Riga for a language course or just travelling around Latvia, there’s now an app for that! Tourist routes, nearby accommodation, information about landmarks and tourist attractions and cultural events can all be found on a brand new app for smartphones and tablets. Created by ...
03 Apr
2014
Kekava Women’s Floorball Team reached the finals of the Latvian Elite League for the first time in the history of the club last weekend! Having continually finished third in the last few seasons, they triumphed over defending champions RSU and will now face Rubene for the final, to be played at Valmerias Olympic Centre. The ...
27 Mar
2014
Riga is a stunning city, and full of incredible architecture, fascinating museums and beautiful scenery, and you should, of course, make sure you see as much of this as possible! However, if you’re looking for something a little bit different, try finding these places instead. First up, there’s the Bastejkalns, a small park surrounding Brivibas ...
17 Mar
2014
Latvia isn’t just home to Latvians but to Latgalians as well, the ethnic Latvians of Latgale, one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia. Latgale is the eaternmost region, north of the Daugava River and has a large population of ethinc Russians, especially in the largest city in the region, Daugavpils. As such, ...
06 Mar
2014
Latvia may never have been a mighty kingdom, but there are plenty of ancient fortresses and stunning palaces to visit, with hundreds of different locations still standing! In each Latvian parish and town there’s at least one beautiful manor house or medieval knight’s castle with its own history, unique architecture and heritage. The first castles ...
27 Feb
2014
Latvia has a very special relationship with singing and music, and the dainas all reflect Latvian life, with songs dedicated to farming, mythology and the stages of life, such as birth and death.  The country has had a difficult past and was occupied by the Soviet Union and the Germans and the people found that ...
20 Feb
2014
Riga’s Old Town is one of it’s main tourist attractions as it’s one of the most complete old towns in Europe. Riga was heavily bombed during the Second World War and the city was mostly left in ruins until the new independent government realised the tourism potential and began restoring the city. Riga is split ...