- Pristine - un touched nature
As you travel just a few minutes outside of Riga or any
of the other major Latvian cities, you will quickly discover
that you are in the
Latvia has about 50% of it's people living in Riga and the
rest spread out over a country that take about 8 hours to
drive across from West to East.
As you can imagine, Latvia has a lot of countryside and this
countryside land is for the most part unvisited by humans. As
you will find, there are places that perhaps a human has not
walked in a long long time if perhaps ever. All this provides
the visitor with an opportunity to experience something fresh;
clean and in its natural state. This is an opportunity of a
lifetime to see forested lands; grass meadows;
coastlines; small hills and valleys and on and on.
Land of surprises – old &
Historically, the city of Riga was founded
around the year 1201. However, the land area which is now Latvia was a major
by the Vikings from Norway traveling to Russia and Central
Europe dating back several thousands of years. With all that
you are bound to find something old to explore from the
churches of Riga to the 800 year old
Church just one hour east of Riga. Also there are many new
buildings and exciting programs around Latvia for one to
marvel at. There are surprises around each corner and in your
day to day life.
- Land of contrasts
Everything about Latvia is a contrast. The buildings, the
scenery, the people, the customs and the experiences. It is
just simply amazing to see and experience the surprises that
crop up around every corner and in everyday life. From the
experience at the small cafe to to the performances at the
opera or ballet. What you expect may be not always what you
encounter. The good and the bad; be better and the worse; the
exciting and the dull experiences are what makes Latvia so
exciting to just wonder; explore and be amused at what you
Land of wonder & marvel
As with the contrasts one will be surprised with astonishment
as to the experience of the moment in Latvian life. One thing
is for sure; there is little pretense in Latvian life. What
you see is what you get. The facade of other rebuilding ex
soviet tourist attractions is simply just not present in
Latvia. To some, it may be frustrating; but to others it is
marvelous to experience. The Spanish language has a wonderful
phrase to describe this condition: "disfruita la
experiencia" - enjoy the experience!
- Land of perplex pondering
Perplex is defined as: to make unable to grasp something
clearly or to think logically and decisively about something;
while, pondering is defined as: to weigh in the mind - to
think or consider especially quietly, soberly, and deeply.
Well this is for sure what you can do while in Latvia. You can
ponder about your own life of about the lives of Latvians and
wonder about what you life could have been like if you were
born a Latvian.
The possibilities are exciting; much like being involved in a
live theater where one minute you are in the audience and the
next minute you are one of the performers.
Land of contemplation
Defined as: concentration on spiritual things as a form of
private devotion; a state of mystical awareness of
being; an act of considering with attention. What an
opportunity Latvia will provide for you to relax and wonder
- What could it have been?
Dating back to early in it's modern history, Latvia has been a
place of society, culture and educated people. The most
sugnificient inventions by Latvians' include the
MINOX miniature camera in 1937. It was invented by Valters
Caps from Riga. There are numerous other exciting things that
occurred in Latvia in the early 1900's including the Latvian
BROWN BREED cow developed in the second half of the 19th
What will it become?
This is where your imagination can go wild! Wow, the
possibilities are exciting. Most important your visit now will
provide you the opportunity to be a part of this exciting
You simply must come and enjoy the experience!