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Category Archives: Latvia

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central and Easter Europe involve burning… Continue Reading

Souvenir Shopping in the Baltic States

Buying in the Baltics: Where to Shop and What to Get

Even if you’re traveling on a budget, buying souvenirs is always one of the highlights of going on holiday. We always recommend buying local. Choosing products from local artisans is one sure way to keep an authentic memory of your trip. When you’re traveling in Europe you’re spoiled for choice. The Baltics especially have a fantastic… Continue Reading

The Bohemian Quarters of the Baltic Capitals

The Bohemian Quarters of the Baltic Capitals

The Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius are some of our favorite destinations in Europe. Not only because they have a unique charm that’s all their own, with preserved architecture as well as vibrant cultural scenes, but also because they are less crowded than many western European capitals. One common theme to all three… Continue Reading

3 Must-see Sights in Riga

3 Must-see Sights in Riga

Riga is a place that caters to every type of traveler. Just off the beaten path of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, the city hasn’t yet been overrun by crowds of tourists, and it still has a quaint style all its own. From alluring architecture to interesting museums and bustling marketplaces, this is a destination that thrives… Continue Reading

Why this is THE year to visit the Baltics

Why this is THE year to visit the Baltics

Tawny (pictured below) and Chris, aka Captain and Clark were two of the members of a 6 person group of travel bloggers we took on the #JayWayBaltics tour of the Baltic capitals back in May last year. As the summer is quickly approaching, many travelers are daydreaming about where to spend their future vacation days.… Continue Reading

Riga Central Market

Riga Central Market

Any way you look at it, Riga Central Market is pretty unique. Whether you visit this vast market hall complex just outside Riga’s UNESCO listed old town because it is one of the most significant 20th century buildings in all of Latvia, because the daily market here is a vibrant cultural hotspot, or because you just really… Continue Reading

Where to Go in 2016?

Where to Go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that haven’t yet made the mainstream,… Continue Reading

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