Jūrmala

Villa St Maria Boutique hotel Jūrmala

Offering a sauna, boutique hotel Villa St Maria is set in the heart of Jurmala on the main pedestrian promenade Jomas street, some 400 m from Dzintari Concert Hall. In summers guests can enjoy a lounge terrace on the rooftop of the hotel and an on-...

Grill Bar Lighthouse Jūrmala

Grill bar Lighthouse is centrally located on Jomas street in Jūrmala.  We visited this place in early May 2019, during a short  10 day trip to Latvia. Before diving in details - I should note - grill bar Lighthouse is a kid-friendly place...

Jūrmala airport

Jūrmala Airport (ICAO: EVJA) is an airport located 5 km (3 mi) in the Engure parish, Latvia, southeast of Tukums. The airport is located in the territory of the former army airfield. All of the...

Cafe / Bistro Dukāts

Cafe/bar/ bakery Dukāts is located in Dubulti, Jūrmala close to the Dubulti church.  During 2018 we lived for a while next to the Dukāts and visited this place quite often to have a bistro style dinner or buying some...

Restaurant Laivas

Dine in amazing ambiance on the banks of Lielupe river, in Jūrmala, Latvia.  We visited Restaurant Laivas for a brunch menu (if I remember correct EUR 18 per person) back in June 2018.  Now I have another great addition to Jūrmala...

Bird Watching Tower on Sloka Lake

Bird watching tower on Sloka lake actually is a floating platform which is a very popular tourist attraction among the locals and bird watchers. Discovered in the early May 2018, during our "living in Jūrmala" series.  Bird watching tower...

Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church

Dubulti church, the most expressive object and the visual dominant of the surrounding area is the most monumental and exquisite Art Nouveau building in Jurmala from the viewpoint of historical and sacral architecture. The size and details of the...

Former bath-house of Emilija Racene in Jurmala

When thinking about bathhouses the first thing that arrives in my head is the sulphur bathhouses located in Tbilisi, should they be located in the Abanotubani district or the old and neglected Kiev's bath.  Turns out there is not less...

Early Spring 2018 in the Yard

Since early 2018 we have been relocated to Jūrmala resort town in Latvia. It was in early April 5th morning I decided to run my second 365 days photo challenge. I didn't sleep that night, I thought about making a cool sunset photography at...

Tranquil Sunset at Dubulti

Dubulti, has been our home since February 2018, we are spending here this Summer. One of the rare and actually only attractions here is the beach. I've been documenting it a lot lately. In today's Piece of Life series - a tranquil sunset from...

Lazy Day in The Beach (Dubulti - Majori)

it was one of the sunniest days in early April 2018, we opted in for a Dubulti - Majori (Jūrmala, Latvia) lazy hiking trip. The route is easy and distance is pretty short.  As usual - I was equipped with a camera and captured some moments...

Next stop - Station Dubulti (B&W Photography)

Black and White (B&W) is not the part of my favorite photo techniques, but sometimes a good B&W can add some drama to a photo story. I don't call myself a drama expert (at least in photography), but I have tried in the past and...

Farewell to Winter (Sunrise at Jūrmala beach)

It was in the early April morning, I couldn't sleep, and decided to grab a camera and catch a lovely sunrise at the nearby Jūrmala beach. I remembered the times we use to live in Batumi, Georgia and went out for a walk just shortly before...

Guest House Hapi in Jūrmala

If there is a reason I will remember Hapi guest house in Jūrmala, then probably its green walls and super unprofessional staff attitude will be among top of them.  Hapi guesthouse in Jūrmala We stayed here for one night back in August 2015...

Dzintari Concert Hall

Dzintari concert hall is popular throughout Latvia as a place where concerts and other events are held, where outstanding artists have been performing for almost for 70 summers now. I discovered this place by accident during my cycling Jūrmala...

Cycling in Jūrmala (Bicycle Tourism)

Welcome to another cycling series post - this time about cycling in Latvian beach resort city Jūrmala. Actually it has been a while when I last time sat on my bicycle back in Tbilisi, Georgia. We headed to Jūrmala city just shortly...

Hotel Dzintars Review in Jūrmala, Latvia

Dzintars hotel is located in Latvian beach resort city Jūrmala - very close to the nations capital city Riga (some 30 minutes drive). The reason I chose this hotel is plain simple - my brother works as a concierge here (family ties) and this hotel...

Restaurant 'Kūriņš' In Jūrmala, Latvia

Restaurant Kūriņš in Jūrmala serves a traditional Latvian cuisine. It's located close to the seashore in Kauguri (part of Jūrmala). Rumour has it - in weekends it's hard to get a table here. The reason probably is a great food, large portions and a...