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Party Time!

Party Time!

The Riga nightlife is deservedly considered amongst the best in Eastern Europe - and even on a par with the celebrated Tallinn nightlife. So what is…

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Gay Guide to Riga

Gay Guide to Riga

Gay rights in Riga have a long way to go before the country catches up with its Western European counterparts, so don't pack your bags expecting…

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Art Nouveau District

Art Nouveau District

The architectural and artistic answer to the literary Modernist movement that began in the late 19th century was the Art Nouveau movement in Europe.…

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Sea, Sand and Spas

Sea, Sand and Spas

If the sun has got his hat on, there can be few better ways to spend a day in Riga than heading down to the Jurmala Beach Resort. A popular retreat…

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Educate Yo'self!

Educate Yo'self!

University of Latvia Established in 1919, the University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitate) has graduated most of Latvia's leaders and important…

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Latvian lovers guide

Latvian lovers guide

Riga girls like to kiss... or that's what the song says. As with everywhere it depends entirely on the girl - but what is certain is that the…

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Annual Festivals in Riga

Annual Festivals in Riga

While it's obvious on arrival that Riga is a city with a lot going on, some of the most exciting events in the city are its many varied festivals.…

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Old Town

Old Town

Riga's Old Town (Vecriga in Latvian) has a bit for everyone hiding within its Kafkaesque medieval streets; whether you're in the city to absorb…

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The Land That Sings

The Land That Sings

Non-Latvians may find it hard to comprehend the importance of the Latvian Song and Dance Festival which takes place in Riga once every five years…

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Riga Latvia - A Survivor's Guide!

Riga Latvia - A Survivor's Guide!

Riga - Latvia's striking capital city, is a captivating place both to travel to and live in. Even before Latvia's accession to the European Union in…

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Riga History - A Retrospective

Riga History - A Retrospective

Riga's history is as complicated as the Latvian language, and probably has just as many influences. Though an ancient Finnic settlement did exist on…

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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

There's no chance of missing the river Daugava if you're coming to Riga. It's enormous and its oily dark waters cleave the city in two, as they run…

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Go Blonde, baby!

Go Blonde, baby!

Pinch yourself. You're not dreaming. There really are thousands of blondes converging on you .. well then passing you by. It's a parade, dummy. And…

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Explore the Central District of Riga

Explore the Central District of Riga

Cross the Basteja Boulevard and enter the start of Brivabas Boulevard. Several picturesque bridges allow you to cross over the small Pilsetas Canal…

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Arsenals Film Festival

Arsenals Film Festival

Due to funding problems, Arsenals International Film Festival had to quit its activities in 2012. Read about new and aspiring film festivals here. Sep

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Riga International Airport

Riga International Airport

Riga International Airport is one of the fastest growing in the world. Built in 1973 and renovated in 2001, the airport ('lidosta' in Latvian) has…

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New Film Festivals in Riga

New Film Festivals in Riga

After the legendary Arsenals International Film Festival had to call it quits in 2012, Riga's film scene is living through a change. Arsenal's…

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Best Places 2014

Best Places 2014

Had the yummiest and most romantic dinner of your life? Or a good night’s sleep in a cosy, homelike hotel? Or maybe the best pub crawl ever?…

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