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January 16th, 2008 by Latvia


This page is dedicated to depicting Latvia for people coming here, looking for useful information about this Baltic state. At the moment there is one online editor writing content and news for startlatvia.com, and that’s me, Helmut :)
Hope you will decide to make your next trip to Latvia and share your views on that here on my site!
Best wishes, @helmuts.

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Author of this blog post: Helmut
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  1. Hi! Yes, you missed some cool spots indeed.For example, Liepaja with its beach (much better than Jurmala I would say), churches, nice location on peninsula between the sea, lake and 4 channels. And absolutely crazy and beautiful former secret military town of Karosta with scenic fortresses on the sea shore, cathedral, palace, temporary art gallery, windsurfing club, prison where can stay overnight and feel like prisoner etc…

  2. ..and also Ventspils is a nice, beautiful town. And again – I dont understand why all travel guides mention Jurmala. Its crappy. Well, maybe because its the closest beach to Riga. But dear travellers, if you can, go to the western Latvia beaches, they are so much better than Jurmala…

  3. Well thanks for the suggestion about western sea side. I agree, there’s plenty of nice spots and places to hide from peepz. I’ll try to write something about them too!

  4. Hi Helmut,

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  5. Hi Helmut. What a great website. We have just run a wintery article about Banyas that mentions Jurmala at Ladyadventurer.co.uk
    Would love to know what you and your readers think…..

  6. Just found your great site!
    Looking to move to Riga this spring. Can you advise on better locations of the following:
    Centre-Barona,Juglas-Ciemupes, purvciema projekts, Centrs-Ganu iela… Maybe you have an opinion?

    Many thanks!

  7. Hi Helmut I really liked your style of writing, direct, clear and hilarious..! and Yes Latvia definitely will be my next vacation destination, congratulations for your website the information help me very much, I would like go on december any advise for these season ? ……..

    Greetings from Venezuela

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