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24th July 2019 by Budget Traveller

48 Hours in Riga - Where to eat, sleep & drink

Compact, very walkable and a mishmash of many striking architectural styles: the result of having been ruled across several centuries by the Germans, Swedish and Russians, Riga is one of those rare few cities that quickly gets under the skin, just by walking its streets and observing its architecture and its complex layers of history.It was one of the first cities I visited as a student back in the early 2000’s when Ryanair launched a direct route from Glasgow and remains a sentimental...

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3rd May 2020 by Budget Traveller

24 hours in Sigulda, the ‘Switzerland of Latvia’

If you’re planning a trip to Latvia and looking for a perfect day trip from Riga, do make some time in your itinerary to checkout the beautiful Sigulda. Ruined medieval castles, picturesque landscapes, historical and cultural monuments spanning several centuries, tons of adrenaline bursting adventure activities that range from ziplining and hiking to horseback riding and canoeing-there’s a ton of exciting things to do in Sigulda. Add to that a burgeoning gastronomic scene that saw the...

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3rd May 2020 by Budget Traveller

48 Hours in Liepaja, Latvia’s ‘Windy City’

The sun came out and the long towering pine trees were dead silent. The deep blue sea in the distance glowed in the late autumn sunlight. What a difference a day makes. Barely 24 hours ago we had arrived amidst swirling gusts of rain and strong winds to Liepaja, Latvia’s third largest city located on the sandy fringes of the Baltic Coast about 200 kilometers west of Riga. The rain was ok but oh boy, that almost vertical wind lashing into my face…it reminded me a lot of Edinburgh....

31st October 2018 by Budget Traveller

Foraging for wild mushrooms in Latvia

Curious to know what it's like to go foraging for wild mushrooms and wild berries in Latvia? Here's a wee video of our recent adventure looking for mushrooms in Latvia ....which includes some cool tips and tricks on how to find them.......