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24.01.2012 Eastern Conference win KHL ''All Star'' game in Riga

In a fun and enjoyable game January 21 evening, the Kontinental Ice Hockey League's (KHL) Eastern Conference ''All Stars'' won the annual KHL ''All Star'' game in Riga by...

24.01.2012 Latvian ski hills packed with skiers this weekend

With winter finally arriving in Latvia, ski hills throughout the country are packed with winter sports enthusiasts, the business information portal ''Nozare.lv'' informs after contacting...

13.01.2012 -Time to Wander Travelling Around Riga

Why is Riga, Latvia becoming such a popular tourist destination?

13.01.2012 Latvian National Opera sees increase in attendance in 2011

In 2011, a total of 230 concerts, performances, guest performances or other special events were held at the Latvian National Opera (LNO), as attendance reached 154,209, LETA was informed by LNO spokeswoman...

13.01.2012 -Venere Travel Blog 5 Things Not to Miss in Riga

The largest city in the Baltic States as well as the capital of Latvia is Riga, a city that has recently experienced a renaissance of sorts with numerous large-scale renovation projects completed in recent...

13.01.2012 -Some Foreign Guy Riga: "The better-than-Paris of the North"

Welcome to Kiwi Bar. Up on the big TV it’s New Zealand verse South Africa playing the tri-nations decider in Soweto.

13.01.2012 Tourist numbers in Riga could reach 1.5 million this year

Riga Deputy Mayor Andris Ameriks told LETA today that he expects at least 1.5 million tourists in the city this year, mentioning that if the port welcomed 70 cruise ships last year, then 90 are awaited this...

06.01.2012 -Trip Advisor’s 15 destinations on the rise Eastern Europe tops TripAdvisor's 15 destinations on a rise for 2012; Riga named second

Estonia’s capital Tallinn is the number one travel hotspot identified by TripAdvisor for 2012. Latvia’s Riga follows second, and then comes Moscow, RomaniaInsider.com writes.

02.01.2012 -LETA Archbishop Zbignevs Stankevics named 2011 "European Person of the Year in Latvia"

Riga Archbishop Zbignevs Stankevics has won this year's "European Person of the Year in Latvia" award, the he European Movement in Latvia informed LETA.

02.01.2012 -LETA Meteorologists predict hot summer with near tropical weather conditions

It is possible that real winter, with temperatures going down to minus 20 degrees Celsius, will arrive in Latvia only next February. The summer of 2012, however, could be very hot, bringing near tropical...