In search of the last Livonians

02 Jul 2024

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On a cold Saturday morning, I jumped on a bus heading towards the tip of Cape Kolka, on the coast of the Gulf of Riga. As I started to read about the history of Latvia after ...
28 Jun 2024

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Лиговать is a verb you could only encounter when celebrating Ligo in Latvia. Ligo (Лиго) is the midsummer feast celebrated in Latvia every year at the end of June. You can ...
24 Jun 2024

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Founded in 1998, the Riga Opera Festival is a yearly tradition every classical music enthusiast should know about. The festival in a nutshell The festival takes place in ...
19 Jun 2024

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It had been two years since I left Riga, so when the opportunity to go back came up, I did not hesitate! How does it feel to be back in Latvia? Riga is even more beautiful ...
18 Sep 2023

Background Even the greatest of detectives might wonder what links Sherlock Holmes with Riga. Well, *puffs on pipe*, on a recent tour of the Old Town, my guide informed me ...
14 Jan 2016

The Riga Central Market is considered a unique attraction among all Europe; it opened its doors in 1930 and was recognized not only as the largest, but also the best and most ...