Archive for the ‘Latvia’ Category

Accommodation for Riga EuroBasket 2015 games

Wednesday May 13th, 2015 in Latvia | Comments Off on Accommodation for Riga EuroBasket 2015 games

Here’s a quick map with zones in Riga where you should look for accommodation (hotels, hostels, appartments) if you plan to visit Riga for basketball games of EuroBasket 2015 in September.

eurobasket-riga-zones

Find all hotels here – about 400 hotels in Riga available.

Or search for affordable local appartments here (get 25$ discount if you register first time).

(Tickets to EuroBasket games in Riga here)

Don’t forget, EuroBasket will be in September, so book your stay in Riga on time!

Investing in Latvia

Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 in Latvia, Media, Money | Comments Off on Investing in Latvia

Why should you invest in Latvia?
Watch this short video, a great example about positive sides of Latvian economy!

Temperature in Riga

Sunday March 31st, 2013 in Latvia | Comments Off on Temperature in Riga

Weather in Riga is still like winter! Temperatures drop below minus at night, and about +3 degrees Celsius by day. Parks and forests full of snow and icy pathways.

Local forecast says it’s going to be like that for couple more weeks. Yes, April ain’t no spring time here in Riga :D

Currently bay of Riga is full of ice, yes, ice. And it will melt slooooooooooooooow…

But hey, come visit Riga in May, i hope the spring will blow hot air!!!

Riga City Camping season

Saturday March 30th, 2013 in Latvia, Money | Comments Off on Riga City Camping season

Riga City Camping season starts in May!

Camping in Kipsala, Riga, will be open from May 15 to September 15.
Showers, citchen, tents, campers (RVs) right next to the city center.

Riga camping

Thanks for visiting my blog about Latvia!

Latvia image

Saturday March 30th, 2013 in Latvia | Comments Off on Latvia image

Image of Latvia on map:
Latvia

Original image was created somewhere in 2008 and now has been republished into many websites and blogs.

Where is Latvia? Show this to your friends!

Saturday September 15th, 2012 in Latvia | Comments Off on Where is Latvia? Show this to your friends!

Show this picture to your friends, when they ask “Where is Latvia?”!

This picture, made by me years ago, is third on Google Images when searching “Latvia”

Latvia on map

And now it was even “featured” on Facebook, thanks to Baiba Plume for sharing image there :)

Latvia

GULAG in Latvian history

Monday March 26th, 2012 in Latvia, News | No Comments »

In 1949 March 25 Soviet authorities deported thousands of Latvians to Siberia and other camps in Soviet Union.

Coastal Surf” (операция “Прибой”) was the code name for Soviet mass deportations from the three Baltic states on March 25–28, 1949.

Please watch this short clip about the injustice and horror of the failed USSR communist system.

March 25, 1949. Latvia’s Darkest Day:

And here’s a good presentation about “Operation Priboi”:

Accommodation in Riga with Airbnb

Sunday February 12th, 2012 in Latvia, Money | Comments Off on Accommodation in Riga with Airbnb

You can search accommodation in Riga with Airbnb – lots of appartments, rooms, houses or even villas to choose from!

Accommodation Riga

Try searching right now, enter “Riga”, and click “Search”:

Airbnb has now gained a trusted base of users and homeovners from Latvia.

Ice has moved from Vecaki, Latvia

Sunday February 12th, 2012 in Latvia | Comments Off on Ice has moved from Vecaki, Latvia

The bay of Riga was coverd with ice, but now it seems to be moving pretty fast.

Just couple days ago from Vecaki beach all you could see was endless sheet of ice. Not today, it’s now gone and open water is here again.

Vecaakos ledus ir aizgajis jura on Twitpic

Hotel deals Riga

Saturday January 14th, 2012 in Latvia | Comments Off on Hotel deals Riga

If you’re hunting for best prices when traveling, check out our hotel offers in Riga, Latvia.

We’re partners of the largest accommodation database in Europe, that gives us opportunity to publish practicaly the best prices for a bed or room in Riga.

You can search hotel in Riga by its name, address (via Google map), ratings, stars, and feedback left by other travelers just like you.

New offers on accommodation in Riga every week, heads up!

Flight deals to Riga, Latvia

Thursday January 12th, 2012 in Latvia | Comments Off on Flight deals to Riga, Latvia

Aviobiļetes is a travel blog dedicated to cheap flight tickets to Riga.

If you’re coming to Riga and searching for flight deals, check out the site, maybe some deals will be right for you!

The site is in Latvian, but you can use Google translate, or just browse around and pretty understand what fares are offered.

Riga International Airport has increase in passengers every year, thanks to tourists coming to Riga and other Latvian places.

Thanks for visiting us!

Latvian Weather Forecast for 2011 Summer

Thursday July 7th, 2011 in Latvia | Comments Off on Latvian Weather Forecast for 2011 Summer

May to August we have summer in Latvia, but it’s not as hot as summers in Germany or sunny as summers in England.

We have a lots of cloudy and rainy days during summer. But we also have many hot days with clear blue skies and temperatures near +30 Celsius.

If you travel to Latvia in summer, Google for weather forecast in your destination cities, or go to “Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre” website here (it gives weather forecast in Riga and Latvia for the next 5 days).

The forecast is in Latvian language, but you can understand everything by clicking on dates above the map (day forecast is “Diena”, night forecast is “Nakts”).

Also you can see water temperature in Latvian rivers and our Baltic coastline (where our mega-beaches are!) – http://www.meteo.lv/public/28159.html

Read the Ryanair UK blog for flight offers to Latvia and Riga.

Central Market of Riga

Monday December 20th, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

A beautiful shot of berries from Central Market in Riga, Latvia.

The market is next to the Central Bus station, right oven the city channel.

Thanks to author of this image: matteo_dudek
Central Market of Riga

More about Latvia:
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia

UFO landing in Riga International Airport? No, but..

Wednesday December 1st, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

Ever seen UFO? No? Well here it is if you wish – an UFO landing on runway at Riga International Airport.

OK, not really – this is just an image distorted by autofocus of digital camera. Just a simple demonstration how sometimes people misinterpret facts, and come up with sensational bogus stuff :) You can do a lot of planespotting on both sides of RIX, check out Google maps!

UFO at RIX

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Photo spot at Riga International Airport

Saturday October 9th, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

There’s a spot just behind fence on the opposite side of RIX.

You can get there with car or public transportation, last stop is “Skulte”.

Watch the airplanes take off and land at Riga International Airport, and take some great pictures of them!

Thanks to author of this image: Helmuts
Photo spot at Riga International Airport

More about Latvia:
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia

Filming Agent Vinod

Saturday October 9th, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

Filming “Agent Vinod”, Indian blockbuster, in the center of Riga.

Thanks to author of this image: Helmuts
Filming Agent Vinod

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Video: the reality of cheap and affordable sex in Latvia

Saturday June 19th, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

Cheap and affordable sex in Latvia? Why not!

Here’s a video of first prostitutes arriving from Britain, ready to please Latvian police:

Graffiti from Riga

Friday April 23rd, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

Cool graffiti masterpiece in Riga, Latvia.

Thanks to author of this image: kleine_moewe
Graffiti from Riga

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

The Latvian parliament

Friday April 23rd, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

The Latvian parliament “Saeima” in action.

Thanks to author of this image: Saeima
The Latvian parliament

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Skyline Riga

Monday September 7th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

A nice picture or Riga.

The renovated apartment building and skyscraper of Swedbank on the right.

Great image!

Thanks to author of this image: equ1dna
Skyline Riga

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia