Nida Pebble Beach

Updated: 2 September, 2022 seen 19

Nida Pebble beach is the most Southern public beach of Latvia located on the Baltic sea shores just 1 km from the Lithuanian border. The pebble beach is quite uncharacteristic for a typical Latvian seaside beach and that already a good reason to visit it.  Nida pebbled beach in LatviaIn fact the pebbles are hardly visible but still. Nida…

Cafe Somersēta in Aglona

Updated: 1 September, 2022 seen 10

Cafe Somersēta is located on Somersētas street in Aglona town, the region of Latgale in Latvia. We discovered this place by a chance shortly before visiting the famous catholic cathedral in Aglona. It seems the place is very popular among tourists, as during our meal time here, we mostly met tourists from all over the World. Well, we…

Piloru oak grove

Updated: 31 August, 2022 seen 7

Pilori Oak grove is located on the banks of Lake Ežezers in the region of Latgale. Total area is about 19.6 ha It is one of the rare oak groves in Latvia with a nature protection status granted already in 1928. The oldest oaks are around 300-400 years old. Pilori Oak grove in LatgaleI first learned of this grove at the start of August…

Tbilisi by Night

Updated: 30 August, 2022 seen 19

Tbilisi by night is very beautiful. Time after time I love to take out my DLSR camera and tripod to experiment with nighttime photography - long exposures, high ISO. Nighttime photography can be very creative.  In today's Piece of Live series - Tbilisi by night from the balcony of our apartment. Tbilisi TV towerWe are lucky enough living…

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops September 2022

Updated: 29 August, 2022 seen 91

It seems that a decent laptop starts with the letter A, at least in September 2022, ASUS, Apple and Acer dominate the top-selling list. Keep reading to learn more A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate…

Lake Ežezers

Updated: 26 August, 2022 seen 22

Lake Ežezers is located in Kraslava municipality, in Ezernieku and Andzeļu parishes. It is the richest island lake in Latvia and even in the whole Baltic region. There are 35 islands in a total area of 77.6 ha and 70 islands formations or shoals. From the lake flows out river Narūta, which is one of the Daugava’s basin rivers. I first…

MyHeritage DNA test, flight to Tbilisi, Stock Recovery

Updated: 25 August, 2022 seen 26

Today was the last day in Riga and Latvia for a while. No More Vilgale, no more Ječi, and no more Riga until Spring 2023 (earliest).  QSI school started today in Tbilisi, but we will still skip the first days and should start our new school year on Monday. Back in April we already ordered the MyHeritage DNA test, and today was the day…

Coffee shop KUUP, Rēzekne

Updated: 24 August, 2022 seen 19

Kuup coffee shop is a chic place in Rēzekne, which offers coffee roasted in Latgale.  We found this place by a chance, thanks to TripAdvisor when searching for top restaurants in Rēzekne. We arrived here for some 40km from Varakļāni, just to have our morning coffee.  Lagalian written languagePastry, coffee and sandwiches. Coffee shop…

The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Rēzekne

Updated: 23 August, 2022 seen 14

The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Rēzekne is located in Rēzekne, Latvia. I briefly visited this cathedral at the start of August 2022, during my birthday trip to the region of Latgale Cathedral of RezekneOn the site occupied by the church, there existed a wooden temple built in 1685. The church burned down in 1887 during a storm and the…

Missed one day blogging

Updated: 22 August, 2022 seen 9

Yesterday, August 21st I missed a day blogging. And almost missed today too. It happens rarely but it does sometimes happen. This time - just too many travels - Riga, Strenci, Valka, and back yesterday. Riga - Kuldiga - Vilgale - Laidi - Vilgale - Laidi - Kuldiga - Riga today. Tired. The stock market also working against my trades. Bit…