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Latvia in the media | September 2018


This month, Latvia became a number 1 search term in Korea and received attention for its unspoilt nature and world class cultural scene.

Curator of the first Riga International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Agniya Mirgoroskaya shares her tips on where to eat, sleep and hang out in the Latvian capital.

Korea’s KBS channel dedicated a full episode of TV show “Walking into the world” to Latvia. It was so popular that Latvia became one of the most-searched-for words on Naver on September 1st and 2nd!

Travel writer Becki Enright recounts her experience of Latvia’s renowned Song and Dance Celebration, which takes place every five years in Rīga.

She writes: “Attending the Latvia Song and Dance Celebration is a chance to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Latvia and better understand the country, the history and its people.”

In its review of budget travel guru Kashyap Bhattacharya’s newly released “The Grand Hostels”, The Guardian picks Riga’s Two Wheels as one of the 10 best new luxury hostels. Two Wheels is a hotel and bar whose owners run a club and offer a few motorbikes for rent. It’s located in the Āgenskalns neighbourhood, a mere ten minute drive across the bridge from central Riga.

Dutch travel and lifestyle blogger Zoe sings praises to Latvian nature and its purity. She recommends taking a dip in the widest waterfall in Europe, overnighting in a barrel-shaped hut on the Baltic Sea coast and exploring the many different nature trails here.