Europe

There simply is no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck by its scenic beauty, epic history and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity.

RIGA

We spent one night and one day in the biggest metropolis in the Baltics. Riga perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting edge cool. In its 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today...

ĶEMERI NP

The park stands out with its diverse world of wetlands. It is home to moss or raised bogs, fens, and transitional bogs. The Great Ķemeri Bog is one of the main sulfur water producing bogs around Ķemeri.  The bogland soil is poor in nutrients, acid and in many places sodden. Most trees are...

JŪRMALA

We arrived late at the most famous beach resort in Latvia. We did not find any good parking place close to the beach. We also could not find and gasoline station to refill our water tank. It was getting dark, so in the end, we have decided to use a campsite (26 € / night). Later we took a...

VIRAC & KOLKA

We made a short stop at the secret ex-Soviet communication center (known as Zvezdochka) located in woodlands near Irbene. It was used by the KGB during the Cold War to spy on communications between Europe and the United States. It originally consisted of a 32-meter telescope, along with...

VENTSPILS

Today we made overnight in the harbor (Southern Pier) in Ventspils in walking distance to its nice beach with ‘Govs-Matrozis’ (The Sailor Cow) – a giant blue-colored cow dressed as a seafarer. The city is situated on the Venta River and the Baltic Sea. The city’s name literally...

KULDIGA & ALSUNGA

It is quite unlike any place we have visited in the country – the Kuldiga is definitely the most beautiful and charming town in Latvia. It is an ancient town with unique, distinctive architecture. The oldest church of St Catherine from 1252 is named after the patron of the town. The Old...