Alfa Centrs (Alfa Centers)(Brīvības gatve 372, Riga) – this is a popular shopping center, located in the northeastern outskirts of Riga. Most of the retailers are local and regional (selling everything from apparel to footwear, electronics, furniture, etc.). International brands seen here are Crocs, Ecco, H&M, Mango, Pull and Bear, Puma, The Body Shop, and […]
Āraiši Archaeological Museum Park (Drabeši parish, Āraiši) – this is a cultural historical monument situated in the Cēsis region. It consists of reconstructed buildings from the Stone and Bronze Ages, ancient Latgalians settlements from the 9th-11th centuries, as well as castle ruins from the Livonian period. Āraiši Lake Castle is presently the most extensively studied […]
Arena Riga (21 Skanstes Street, Riga) – this arena is the host of the professional Latvian hockey team Dinamo Riga (which is part of the Continental Hockey League (CHL), the world’s second most powerful hockey organization). Dinamo’s games have attracted a big audience — both the players and CHL officials have genuinely acknowledged that it […]
Bellagio Café (Royal Casino Hotel & Spa Resort, Terbatas 73, Riga) – located within this luxury hotel, the futuristic-looking lounge furniture provides a great backdrop for any clubbing night.
36.Linija (36.Linija 1202, Jurmala) – located within the nearby seaside resort town of Jurmala, this beachside restaurant serves a variety of local dishes, such as black cod fillet (with steamed asparagus, spinach and white-wine foam); steamed mussels in white-wine sauce (served with toasted garlic baguette); Chilean seabass fillet with honey glaze; and yogurt-marinated chicken […]
The country of Latvia, like its northern neighbor Estonia, was a victim of geography throughout time, due to its location facing the Baltic Sea. Back in the 13th century, German invaders converted the local population to Christianity and formed the crusader state of Livonia (together with parts of Estonia). A conflict called the Livonian War […]