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Recommended routes Latvia

Recommended routes Latvia

Recommended routes Latvia A weekend in Riga It's short, but by compressing all that, you can see the essentials, as long as you keep a good pace. Here are two thematic routes to explore the heart of the city in 2 days. Route in the old town And if we started […]

Latvia identity card

Latvia identity card

Latvia identity card - Official name : Latvia. - Capital city : Riga (641 inhabitants).- Area: 64 589 km² Population: 1 inhabitants.- Hope Change : the euro (since 2014).- Language : Latvian.- Ré Head of É Prime Minister : Māris Kucinskis (since fé […]

Geography and landscapes Latvia

Geography and landscapes Latvia

Geography and landscapes Latvia Wedged between Lithuania in the south and Estonia in the north, Latvia gently undulates in low hills: 98% of the country, leveled by Quaternary glaciers, does not exceed 200 m in altitude. The highest point, the Gaizinkalns, […]

Traditions and customs Latvia

Traditions and customs Latvia

Traditions and customs Latvia Holidays and public holidays Singing festivals “Freiberga, President of Latvia from 1999 to 2007 and specialist in dainas. Some 30 melodies and more than 000 million existing texts have been identified, some of which are now […]

Culture and Arts Latvia

Culture and Arts Latvia

Culture and Arts Latvia Very early on, the land of tranny saw foreigners venturing into its territory. The workers from all over the USSR, unintentional factors of the Russification undertaken by Moscow, remained in number after independence and today form […]

Transport and travel Latvia

Transport and travel Latvia

Transport and travel Latvia The bus The bus, very economical, is by far the most efficient means of transport for traveling in Latvia. Each destination is served at least once a day from Riga; frequent connections with the biggest cities. Express (E) are […]

Practical life on site Latvia

Practical life on site Latvia

Practical life on site Latvia Time difference Latvia is one hour ahead of the western part of Europe all year round. When it is 1 p.m. in Paris, it is 12 p.m. in Riga. Language Language quite difficult to insofar as the meaning is defined by the cases of […]

Money and budget Latvia

Money and budget Latvia

Money and budget Latvia Money, banks, exchange Since January 1, 2014, the national currency iseuro. - Change: for our Swiss and Canadian readers, avoid changing money at the airport and near tourist sites. - Banks and distributors: banks are generally open […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Latvia

Entry formalities and useful contacts Latvia

Entry formalities and useful contacts Latvia Entry formalities Latvia is part of the Schengen area, no entry formalities for EU nationals and Swiss: identity card or passport are sufficient for a stay of less than 3 months. Canadians must present […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Latvia

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Latvia

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Latvia Camping 2 campsites in Riga. That said, given their environment and their situation, it is better to sleep in a youth hostel, the prices of which are not that far apart. The youth hostels The AJ are well established […]

Food and drink, where to eat Latvia

Food and drink, where to eat Latvia

Food and drink, where to eat Latvia Kitchen Local culinary habits are strongly influenced by Germanic traditions, with also some Russian and Polish touches. The restaurants denote a chic service, but many Latvians prefer the krogs (taverns), which are cheaper […]

Latvia: Riga, between architecture and nature

Latvia: Riga, between architecture and nature

Lovers of Art Nouveau, Riga is the city for you! The capital of Latvia, an independent Baltic republic since 1991, has the highest density in the world of buildings of this style. Hence the inscription, […]

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