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Latvia: Learning a history

When we were planning this trip through Europe, we never had any intention of spending a lot of time in the Baltic States. Partially because we knew relatively little about them, partially because they seemed so small that we could drive through them incredibly quickly, and partially because anyone you speak to who says anything about them only speaks of the capital cities. 710 more words

Travel

Cēsis, Latvia

It’s your first time exploring the Baltics. You started in Vilnius, Lithuania’s beautiful Baroque capital. You traveled north to Riga, Latvia’s surprisingly modern largest city. Now your sights are set on Estonia and Tallinn. 401 more words

Europe

Diāna + Roberts/ Engagement shoot

Cēlāmies agrāk, lai pagūtu uz rīta saulīti. Mans prieks ir aizvest pāri uz tādām vietām, kur viņi nav bijuši, man ļoti iemīļota vieta bija Cēsu karjera, kur ūdens zilāks un uzreiz ir sajūta, ka esam mazā ceļojumā arpus Latvijas. 8 more words

Fotosesija

Cēsis on a Saturday in July

On a Saturday in July I met with a friend whom I hadn’t seen in three years. Coming to Latvia, I had forgotten she was Latvian and lived in Riga. 47 more words

A British Writer in Latvia: An Interview with Mike Collier

Mike Collier is a British writer and journalist who has lived in Latvia since 2008. He currently edits the English-language version of LSM, Latvia’s public broadcasting service, and is also the author of two works of fiction,  5,857 more words

Latvia

Kultūra Vidzemē

Jā, jā, Latvijas labākā mūzika nāk no Liepājas, taču domāju, ka nebūšu diži samelojis sakot, ka Vidzeme ir, iespējams, kulturālākais Latvijas novads. Vidzemē uzauguši un darbojušies Latvijas nozīmīgākie rakstnieki, Cēsu pilsēta tiek uzskatīta par Latvijas karoga šūpuli un Vidzemes pilsētām vēsturiski bija saikne ar daudzām citām Hanzas savienības pilsētām, no kurām manāmas dažādu Eiropas ietekmju vēsmas. 368 more words

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