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The locals said it was a historic date. Because that Saturday in April, when I happened to be in Liepāja, there was hardly any wind. And there's always wind in Liepāja. After all, in Latvia it's called 'the city where the wind was born'...
Indigenous Northern-European foods make up the core of the menu here. Historically, there are quite a few similarities between Scandinavian and Latvian cuisine...

One Wolf

Riga

There aren't many who have placed their finger on the pulse of urban life as deftly as Latvian fashion designer Agnese Narņicka. Her fashion label One Wolf is decidedly...
A new cult spot in Riga: a coffee-bean roastery, coffee shop, and café in one. This place caters to people for whom coffee is more than just a cappuccino or frappuccino topped with a cap of foam or whipped cream...

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Materia Bikes, Riga

Cēsu Street lies right on the shoulder of the centre of Riga, accommodating most different shops and facilities – from a small theatre costume shop to a large business quarters. And in the middle of it all stands “Materia Bikes” salon...

Kristaps Porziņģis KP6 Basketball Court, Liepaja

This regulation-size NBA outdoor basketball court is open to all. It was a gift from famous Latvian NBA player Kristaps Porziņģis (New York Knicks)...

Boulangerie, Liepaja

Boulangerie is a legend on the local café scene, a place for which even many Rigans envy Liepāja. It's a family business, run by Mikus and Ieva Fomins...

Darbnīca, Liepaja

Liepāja's only official “hipster spot”. Even though the café's name, which translates to 'workshop' in Latvian, is more likely to bring to mind a bicycle shop or artist's studio...

Roma Cafe, Liepaja

Roma Cafe is one of the newest additions to Liepāja's café scene. Look for it in the Rome Garden just a few dozen steps from the heart of the city...

Promenade Hotel, Liepaja

In terms of hotels, the Promenade Hotel is undoubtedly the number-one choice in Liepāja. It's located next to the late-17th-century canal that connects Liepāja Lake with the Baltic Sea...

Mystery of Liepāja, Liepaja

The locals said it was a historic date. Because that Saturday in April, when I happened to be in Liepāja, there was hardly any wind. And there's always wind in Liepāja. After all, in Latvia it's called 'the city where the wind was born'...

Restaurant 3, Riga

Indigenous Northern-European foods make up the core of the menu here. Historically, there are quite a few similarities between Scandinavian and Latvian cuisine...

One Wolf, Riga

There aren't many who have placed their finger on the pulse of urban life as deftly as Latvian fashion designer Agnese Narņicka. Her fashion label One Wolf is decidedly...

M’archers, Riga

M'archers is the latest (and also the most affordable) eatery to be opened by Mārtiņš Rītiņš, Latvia's most famous food persona, chef, and owner of the country's gold...

Zivju lete (Fish Bar), Riga

This is one of Riga's painfully few seafood restaurants. Right in the centre of Riga, Zivju lete is conveniently located for all who choose to partake in...

371 culture space - eatery, Riga

Riga's Central Market is one of the largest market spaces to be located in a European city centre. Its five large pavilions were originally built...

Slacklining in Riga, Riga

In our daily lives we rarely ponder about the importance of balance. Balance can be described as a dialogue between our mind and body on the one hand and the laws of nature on the other...

Le Dome Roof Terrace, Riga

Being as the summers are painfully short in Riga, a lively roof terrace-culture is not a characteristic feature of this northern metropolis. Which is exactly...

Desa un Co, Riga

When going to Centrāltirgus (Central Market) or a cultural event in the Spīķeri Quarter, it's worth stopping by the small bistro with the unpretentious name...

Cherry Picking, Riga

The creator of Cherry Picking says of himself: "...details and the 'dots on the i' are important to us. I always want to steal the cherry off the cake...

Boardwalk and bird-watching tower on Liepāja Lake, Liepaja

It is said that the people of Liepāja can be divided into two groups: those who come from the lakeside neighbourhood, and those who live in the southwestern part of the city...

Antikvariāts Cafe, Liepaja

Antikvariāts Cafe, the younger sister of Boulangerie, is the smallest and most charming restaurant in Liepāja. Mikus and Ieva Fomins envisioned it like a living room...

MO Liepāja, Liepaja

The MO Liepāja restaurant and bar is a part of the capital city in Liepāja. Its team – the chef, the cook, two barmen, and the head waiter – are all from Riga and have previously worked at some of the best restaurants and bars there...

Red Sun Buffet, Liepaja

Red Sun Buffet is a contemporary and stylish but homey and affordable eatery in the heart of Liepāja's Old Town. In terms of interior design – with its black-and-white tiled floor...

Fontaine Hotel, Liepaja

A charming and bohemian hotel that's the most talked-about accommodation in all of Liepāja. Located in two restored wooden buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries...

Insider: Baiba Bartkeviča, Liepaja

Liepāja is located between a lake and the sea. That's what makes this city so unique, so charming, and also so exclusive. I don't know many cities in Europe that enjoy such a close relationship with nature on a day to day basis...

Balts, Riga

For rushed city-dwellers, BALTS (“white”) is a healthy alternative for a quick meal. BALTS offers both sit-down and take-away food options that will satisfy your well-being and health...

Street Art in Riga, Riga

Although the tradition of street art is still just getting on its feet in Latvia, it's already proved itself a viable contender. Old firewalls and roofs are the current canvases of choice...

Bar XIII, Riga

This is currently the hottest pub in Riga! Located in the heart of Riga's Art Nouveau district, here you'll meet the smart set of the city's bohemian society...

Kafejnīca Mierā (In Peace Café), Riga

Located on Miera iela (“Peace” Street), it's practically impossible to walk by Kafejnīca Mierā without going in – the decadent aromas of coffee, croissants...

Rocket Bean Roastery, Riga

A new cult spot in Riga: a coffee-bean roastery, coffee shop, and café in one. This place caters to people for whom coffee is more than just a cappuccino or frappuccino topped with a cap of foam or whipped cream...

Café Žanna, Riga

Although the Café Žanna opened its doors only in November of last year, it has quickly become one of the trendiest places to socialize...

The Green Studio "Pienene", Riga

It is no secret that Latvians like to boil up many things, be it soap or trouble. Likewise, Latvians have long known the secrets of herbal medicine...

Worth knowing, Riga

Riga Airport (Rīgas lidosta, RIX, www.riga-airport.com) is the largest airport in the Baltic States. It is located eight kilometres from the centre of the city...

Hobbywool, Riga

Hobbywool is the Shangri-La for knitters. Everything in this store is one-of-a-kind, unique, natural and made by hand and with love...