Where to Stay in Riga, Latvia

Hotel Bergs

  When deciding where to stay in Riga, it’s useful to note that the hotels in Riga come at a great value, presenting travelers with the pleasurable situation of getting a lot for a little. For example, Riga’s 5-star hotels can cost less than $200 a night. Because Riga is a large city, the following ‘where to stay’ options give preference to centrally located hotels; they also focus on ... Read Full Article

Jurmala: Latvia’s New Wellness Paradise

Just a half hour west of Riga is Latvia's new Wellness Paradise: Jurmala, the seaside resort town whose name translates to ... seaside. What Jurmala may lack in creativity it makes up for in it's refreshing, natural beauty. Stretching along the Baltic Sea's east coast, Jurmala features 33 kilometers of white sand and a line of forest to hedge against any development that would interrupt the ... Read Full Article

A Guide to Latvian Beer

Aldaris, latvian beer

For a country of 2 million people, Latvia certainly punches above its weight in producing many quality beers. Unfortunately, no one has ever heard of these beers because the really good stuff is 1.) made without preservatives and has a very short shelf life, and 2.) nearly impossible for non-Latvians to pronounce. That means you actually have to come to Latvia to try the beer. Afterward, you ... Read Full Article

Latvia Tourist Information

If you want to learn more about Latvia, this post offers comprehensive Latvia tourist information designed to make it easy for you to plan your trip. Latvia is the middle of the three Baltic republics that gained independence after the fall of the Soviet Union. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Russia and Belarus to the east, Lithuania to the south and the Baltic Sea to the west. A 2010 ... Read Full Article

An Existential Crisis in Riga, Latvia

Visitors are often surprised when they visit Riga for the first time. They have few or no expectations about the place when they come here, and they typically only come to Riga on their way to somewhere else. As a result, they find their stay here far too short. Those of us who live here often contribute to visitors making this mistake because we do a poor job of painting an accurate picture ... Read Full Article