Traveling on a Midsummer trip is becoming increasingly popular. Many think midsummer is almost a Swedish tradition, so is it a good idea to celebrate Midsummer in Riga or is everything closed? (more…)
A war cemetery is a strange place. It is difficult to grab the scope of a resting place where so many died in a violent way. Often it is thousands of names lined up. Latvia’s largest war cemetery Lestene is no exception. (more…)
Eating in Eastern Europe is usually very cheap. The portions are often large and the food is good and homemade. Here are some examples of what food in Eastern Europe can cost and what you get.
In the Latvian city of Saldus lies one of the largest German soldiers cemeteries outside of Germany. It’s also the largest war cemetery in the Baltic States. There are almost 25,000 German soldiers, mostly from World War II. (more…)
On the beaches of the Baltic Sea are today remnants of what would constitute a defense in a war. A war in which, in the worst cases, nuclear weapons could decide the winner. Welcome to Liepaja in Latvia – And the former closed military city Karosta!
Legal prostitution is a hot potato and often discussed, especially in Sweden. In Europe differs a lot between the countries. This applies to both laws and attitudes. The Netherlands and Germany have a notorious liberal view of the sale and purchase of sex. But how does it look in the rest of Europe? (more…)