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Latvia in the media | July 2018

19.07.2018

In our round up of recent media coverage, Vogue, The Telegraph, Travel and Leisure, and further publications hand out compliments to Latvia, deeming Riga the new arts hub of the Baltics and more.

Could the Baltic States be the next Scandinavia?

Writer Boris Fishman deems Latvia a world-class destination for food, design, and natural beauty.

www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/why-visit-latvia-now-food-design-cul...

Riga city guide: where to eat, drink, shop and stay in the Latvian capital

Riga gets dubbed “the Baltic Berlin” as author Christopher Beanland praises its music and arts scene. The practical guide gives tips on where to find the best views, get your fix of art and culture, and fill up on contemporary Japanese cuisine.

www.independent.co.uk/travel/48-hours-in/riga-latvia-things-to-do-best-b...

Here’s what happens when you visit Latvia solo

Blogger Jessica Festa discovered what lies outside Riga on a sunrise SUP board tour of a local bog and an overnight hike in Latvia’s magical forest. She shares her views on local tipple Riga Black Balsam and gives valuable advice to anyone travelling both solo or in a group.

https://jessieonajourney.com/latvia-itinerary/

Where to go in Riga, Latvia, the new arts hub of the Baltic

Vogue author Laura Bannister reports on her experiences in Latvia while visiting the first ever Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. She’s a fan of some of the local bars, shops and eateries, and shares her favourite finds.

www.vogue.com/article/where-to-go-in-riga-latvia-the-new-arts-hub-of-the...

Bridge to Nowhere

Latvia’s Bridge to Nowhere is an unusual and highly Instagrammable tourist attraction. Atlas Obscura shares the story of the unfinished structure in rural Latvia.

www.atlasobscura.com/places/bridge-to-nowhere-latvia

Trying Latvian food: dumplings, Central Market and rye bread trifle | Riga food tour

Vlogger Shu Lin discovers a love for Latvian dumplings, pancakes, rye bread trifle and other delicacies. She shares her verdict on the local food scene and the unusual activity of bog-shoeing – great for working off the calories.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRlhjzDnd-g

Edgelands – Stories from the Russian border

Adventurer Ash Bhardwaj presents a new podcast telling stories of his experiences travelling along the Russian border from the Arctic Circle to Ukraine. One of his highlights from Latvia was the traditional sauna ritual.  

www.telegraph.co.uk/edgelands/