Why consider Latvia as a destination ?
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  • 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 countryside. 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; vast coastlines; small hills and valleys and on and on.
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  • Land of surprises old & new
    Historically, the city of Riga was founded around the year 1201. However, the land area which is now Latvia was a major trade route 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 historic churches of Riga to the 800 year old Krimulda 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.
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  • 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 find.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ......
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  • 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 famous BROWN BREED cow developed in the second half of the 19th century.
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  • 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 time.
    You simply must come and  enjoy the experience!
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Visitor, business info and tourism information by Riga Latvia tourist office

Live Riga ... come and enjoy the experience !
to report problems,  broken or bad links -- mail webmaster at:   patricialtd@aol.com