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Latvia in the Media

  • Riga included in a list of Europe’s most affordable cities by SmarterTravel.com
    19.04.2013 | 
    The travelling portal SmarterTravel.com included Latvia and its capital Riga in a list of Europe’s most affordable travelling destinations, along with its neighbour Vilnius and such famous travelling spots as Prague and Budapest.
  • "Ashley Colburn Productions" to make film series about Latvia
    19.04.2013 | 
    Nozare.lv
    The United States' TV producer, author and personality Ashley Colburn will be working in Latvia in May to shoot five video stories about Latvia; the project is organized in collaboration with the State Tourism Development Agency, Sigulda Town Council, Liepaja City Council and national airline "airBaltic".
  • Birch juice season takes Latvia by storm
    19.04.2013 | 
    LETA--AFP
    As spring melts away a long winter deep in Latvia's vast forests, the stillness is almost imperceptibly broken by a rhythmic drip, drip, drip. A small black tube protrudes from the trunk of a leafless tree growing among spruces, birches and pines. Trickling from it, into a plastic bag suspended below, is a clear, sweet, watery sap which has been one of this country's most popular drinks for centuries.
  • AFP writes article about Latvia's sauna culture
    02.04.2013 | 
    LETA -- AFP
    - Lying face down in deep snow, naked, in bone chilling sub-zero weather is enough to make anyone think twice. But such are the extremes required to penetrate the mysteries of the "pirts" - Latvia's little-known and complex interpretation of what is known in other parts of the world as the sauna, banya, hammam, Roman bath or Native American sweat lodge, the AFP news agency writes in a special article.
  • Why consider Latvia as a destination ?
    02.04.2013 | 
    Pristine - untouched nature: As you travel just a few minutes outside of Riga or any of the other major Latvian cities, you will quickly discover that you are in the countryside.
  • "Dream Team 1935" transforms Lithuanians into Latvian basketball fans for two hours - Lithuanian media
    22.02.2013 | 
    LETA
    The Latvian movie ''Dream Team 1935'' (''Sapnu Komanda 1935''), which is about the Latvian basketball team which became the first ever European champions that year, has transformed Lithuanians, at least for two hours, into Latvian basketball fans, the Lithuanian news portal ''Delfi.lt'' writes in its movie review after the Latvian movie had its premiere in Lithuania.
  • Accordionist Ksenija Sidorova takes Grand Music Award 2012 for outstanding performance
    22.02.2013 | 
    LETA
    During the Grand Music Award 2012 ceremony at the Latvian National Opera last night, accordionist Ksenija Sidorova received the "Outstanding Performance" award for performing solo in Erki Sven Tuur's opus "Prophecy" at the Great Guild Hall on May 31 and a solo concert at the Spikeri Concert Hall on November 23 last year.
  • Little Known Latvia and the Change of Riga
    22.02.2013 | 
    I am half Latvian and recently visited with my father - who is 86.
  • Two Latvian films awarded at Berlin International Film Festival
    22.02.2013 | 
    LETA
    Two Latvian films were awarded at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival this year - Janis Nords' feature film "Mother, I Love You" (Mammu, es tevi milu!) and Evalds Lacis' animated film "Hedgehogs and the City" (Ezi un lielpilseta), Latvian film industry's public relations manager Astra Spalvena told LETA.
  • Latvia ranks highly for ethical travel
    22.02.2013 | 
    Latvia is one of the ten best ethical destinations to travel to in 2013, according to ethicaltraveler.org, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that publishes a guide to the World’s Best Ethical Destinations each year.