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today's holidady: St. John's Eve and Day (Jans vakars) (Latvia)

St. John’s Eve and Day (Jans vakars) (Latvia)

This Midsummer festival is Latvia‘s greatest feast of the year. It begins on St. John’s Eve, when boys and girls meet in the village squares; the… 102 more words

RT: ‘Peed in public, behave like occupiers’: Latvian mayor complains about NATO sailors

Published time: May 14, 2014 06:47
Edited time: May 14, 2014 07:40

Dutch mine hunter “Makkum” (R), departs as part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMGMG1) in the harbour of Kiel, April 22, 2014. 375 more words



Vai zini cik pasaule traka?
Vai zini, tas kas tagad notiek nav īslaicīgs?

Tas viss ir sākums
sākums no mūsu – jaunām – pasaulēm

Vai zini, ka nekad vairs nedzīvosim blakus? 115 more words


Of mice and me

The other day, I learned a new word in Latvian – līķūdens – which translates into English as corpsewater. I was sitting on my sofa, minding my own business, when my phone rang and my rather merry Latvian friend started giggling down the line. 510 more words


Eats 34: Riga, Latvia

Chicken dumplings

I am not a big fan of dumpling as they are usually just like clag glue however this was different. I wanted to try these as they are a traditional Latvian dish and I am so glad I did. 245 more words


From Poznań to Riga

The Polish company Solaris from Bolechowo near Poznań will deliver 175 buses and 125 trolleybuses to Riga. This is yet another tender that has been won by the Polish bus manufacturer in Riga. 194 more words