Travel Guide to Ikšķile and Ogre from Riga

There are many reasons why a student studying in Riga should go see Ikšķile and Ogre. Located only about a half hour from Riga, each of these cities is over 800 years old and have played important roles in the history of Latvia. Ikšķile, for instance, has the ruins of Latvia’s oldest church while Ogre, […]

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Travel Guide to Liepāja

Liepāja is Latvia’s third largest city and future European Capital of Culture in 2027. A mid-size port city on the western-most Baltic coast of Latvia, it is known by some as the “city where the wind is born” due to the constant ocean breeze blowing inland. The city has had many lives as a fishing […]

Five Great Day Trips from Riga, Latvia: Hiking, Castles, Caves, and More

Latvia is small country with a long history. Just outside the Riga lie a number of great sites to see – from sandy beaches to medieval castles and from majestic national parks to places literally straight out of fairy tales. See below for a small selection to get you started!   Cesis: A Medieval Town […]