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Happy Kids Saldus

July 02, 2020
Happy Kids Saldus is a cool kid's amusement park in the town of Saldus, Latvia. I first read about in on a local Latvian Daily Business newspaper, and soon as I had the chance took our baby girl to play here. Amusement park "Happy Kids" at the Saldus bypass road has created a place to celebrate children's...

Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes"

June 25, 2020
Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes" is a branch of the Latvian War Museum established in memory of the hero of the Latvian War of Independence Colonel Oskars Kalpaks in "Airītes", Zirņi Parish, Saldus Region. On March 6, 1919 during the liberation battles of Latvia, colonel Oskars Kalpaks, commander...

Rundāle Palace and Garden

April 25, 2020
Rundāle Palace  is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace. The palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of...

Taverna in Bauska

April 03, 2020
Taverna is a restaurant,  centrally located in the Bauska town, Latvia, serving traditional Latvian cuisine. I have been coming to this place once in a while (if in the area), so did happen last time, back in July 2019, while we were en route to the famous Rundale castle, we made a stop in...

National Library of Latvia

March 19, 2020
The National Library of Latvia, also known as Castle of Light is located on Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga - on the left side of river Daugava, opposite to Old Riga The current building was designed in 1989 by noted Latvian-American architect Gunnar Birkerts (1925-2017), who emigrated to the United States...

Aparthotel Autosole Riga

January 30, 2020
Located opposite a park in the historical centre of Riga on Hospitāļu street. Aparthotel Autosole offers to its guests 10 comfortable apartments and studios. We have been staying at this hotel several times, with the first stay being back in 2017 while the latest stay was at the end of 2019. In total, we paid...

Semarah Lielupe Hotel & SPA

January 23, 2020
Lielupe Hotel SPA & Conferences by Semarah is located in a calm area of Jurmala, surrounded by forest and 400 m from the Baltic Sea. It features a spacious kids club with different games and toys. We booked this hotel in mid-December 2019, for a two-night stay and paid in total $257 for two separate rooms...

Minimum Wages in Baltic States 2020

January 22, 2020
It has been a great decade for all three Baltic states, and increasing minimum wages is just one good example of showing that. From humble EUR 238 in 2010 to still modest EUR 607 (Lithuania). That's quite an impressive growth in "just" 10 years.  For me observing minimum wages in the Baltic states has...

Hotel 'Keizarmezs' Review in Riga

September 07, 2019
The Keizarmezs is located on the shore of Lake Kisezers in the Mezaparks district, a 20-minute drive from Riga’s centre. A private car park is available free of charge.  We booked a couple of nights here in July 2019, during our visit to Riga hotel Keizarmezs offered lowest value deal price, for a 3-night stay...

Villa St Maria Boutique hotel Jūrmala

June 08, 2019
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-site restaurant with Japanese, Korean and European cuisine and...

Grill Bar Lighthouse Jūrmala

May 29, 2019
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, our then 9-month old daughter enjoyed here a lot Grill bar...

Cabo Cafe

May 12, 2019
Cabo cafe is a cafe with a unique charm, located in Mežaparks, on the very shore of lake Ķīšezers. Cabo cafe serves burgers, french fries, and delicious shashlik. First discovered by a recommendation from a friend. Now visited pretty regular once in Riga. Grilled meat at Cabo cafe Cabo cafe neat...

Autosole Economy Motel in Riga

May 04, 2019
Autosole Economy is set in a wooden building, 3 km from Riga’s Old Town. We booked Autosole Economy for one night back in September 2017, paid for a stay here ~ EUR 60.  Despite a week ago we stayed at 4-star Park Hotel by Radisson hotel in Riga, we booked Autosole motel, because it's a rare pet-...

Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara

April 27, 2019
Built in 2016, Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara invites its guests to stay on the western side of Daugava River with good connections to the Old Town, Riga International Airport and main sights. Guests can enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant, enjoy views from terrace and exercise in the fitness centre. We...

Restaurant 'Piano" in Liepāja

April 20, 2019
The 'Piano' is a World class restaurant located in Promenade hotel in Liepāja Enjoy delicious meals and a romantic, relaxed atmosphere at "Piano" restaurant located in "Promenade Hotel".  I first discovered and tried Piano restaurant back in September 2017. Restaurant Piano in Liepāja   On...