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

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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

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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

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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

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