Summer Festivals in Latvia!
If you happen to be in Latvia this summer, you should definitely attend one – or more – of these events! To know about other events taking place in Latvia this summer, click here. Closing concert for VIII Nordic-Baltic Choral Festival This year will be the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Choral Festival. It will be hosting about… Continue reading
Orienteering and Geocaching in Latvia
Did you know Orienteering and Geocaching are two very popular outdoor activities amongst Rigans? Turns out orienteering is a big thing in Latvia, so much so that they organize several competitions all over Latvia throughout the year. For those who are new to orienteering: basically it’s a family of sports in which you are running… Continue reading
Vecrīga – Riga’s Old Town
Vecrīga – Riga’s Old Town – is located on the east side of Daugava River and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed as “Historic Centre of Riga”. Vecrīga has a bit of everything for everyone, but this historical hub is most famous for its old churches and cathedrals. Vecrīga used to be isolated… Continue reading
Jūrmala – The Latvian Riviera
In the light of the great weather we have been having in Saint Petersburg lately *knock on wood*, I am officially saying “goodbye” to winter. And because of that, today I am telling you about a great seaside spa resort destination in Riga called Jūrmala. Jūrmala – which actually means seaside or beach in Latvian… Continue reading