This week’s recipe hails from the Baltic nation of Latvia, a country that is not yet paved on the tourist path, but certainly will be soon. Its scenery is beautiful, its history is fascinating, and, of course, its cuisine is mouth-watering. Find out first-hand by trying out this recipe for Pīrāgi, adapted from the Latvian Institute website.
Laipni lūdzam Latvija! Welcome to Latvia! This country, located in Northern Europe (check out this map), is a Baltic nation – meaning it was controlled by the Soviet Union between 1940 and 1941, and 1944 and 1991.
The country has a complicated past – its history has made Latvia what it is today, which is, according to Lonely Planet: “A Country in transition, hellbent on shedding its stalwart old-Soviet image, the Latvia of today is vibrant, enigmatic and altogether mesmerising.” Sounds like a place I’d like to go – how about you?
Latvia is a very popular tourist destination, especially for those individuals who are looking for a great winter skiing holiday or vacation experience. The ski season in Latvia starts in December and concludes in April.
During a one-month period as writer in residence in the Latvian town of Ventspils writer Brendan Harding used the ocean as his inspiration to write about a subject far removed from the Baltic Sea's turbulent waves.
A description of the bike path from Riga to Jurmala. Some hints and tips on how to get there and back.
One of the most popular places in Latvia, after Riga and Sigulda is Jurmala, the beach resort town 30 km from Riga. Jurmala is an amalgamation of many small beachside villages that are located between the Gulf of Riga and the Lielupe River. Jurmala is famous for its wooden architecture, its spa resorts and of course the 33km of beautiful sandy beaches, which make it the most popular, summer destination for locals and tourists alike.