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Trail of the unexpected: A spa break in Latvia

27.05.2011 | The Independent

The Latvian resort of Jurmala is giving new life to its historic spa traditions, says Alice Azania-Jarvis

The Latvian resort of Jurmala is giving new life to its historic spa traditions, says Alice Azania-Jarvis.

Boutique hotels took a while to infiltrate the former Soviet Bloc – but, judging by the Amber Spa in the Latvian resort of Jurmala, they are helping to resurrect historic spa towns for the 21st century.

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