The Grand Documentary of 2018


2018 was very special. Here is a brief recap in a 25-minute long documentary. Some shorts from Tbilisi, relocating to Jūrmala. A lot of snow. Building a baby crib, chilling. chilling a lot. Picking up a baby name. First meeting with a little person. First bathing. Many things were done for the first time. Relocating back to Georgia. And many more. Enjoy!

Ice Fishing on Lielupe River


It has been already the second winter we are spending in Jūrmala, and there is one cool thing we have noticed while driving to Riga via Lielupe bridge (next to Rimi) - Ice Fishing on the Lielupe River Ice fishing is the practice of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water. Ice fishers may fish in the open or in heated enclosures, some with bunks and amenities. In today's Piece of Life series - Ice fishing on Lielupe River taken…

Dubulti Beach Winter 2021


At the end of January 2021, we temporarily relocated back to Dubulti (Jūrmala). We are looking to stay here for the next two months and hopefully get back to Tbilisi by April 2021 In today's Piece of Life series - Dubulti beach in Winter Make sure to check out our previous article back from 2018 - Winter near The Baltic Sea (Dubulti beach, Jūrmala) Dubulti beach in Winter After a long time, I took again my old Canon DSLR and made a few handheld HDR's  Jūrmala in Winter

Jūrmala Self-Isolation


Here comes another weekly video, shot at the end of October 2020 in Jūrmala, while taking 10-day self-isolation Jūrmala self-isolation edition Another short from DJI Mavic Mini drone, with little post-processing done in Adobe Premiere Pro, applied some cinematic filters Filmed on October 17 and 20. Music by Scott Holmes - Motivational

Majori Beach from a Drone Flight


About two years ago (back in 2018) we rented a little space next to the beach in Dubulti. We lived there for more than 6 months. Photographing the Baltic sea was part of our everyday routine. Now, two years later we have returned to the town of Jūrmala in Latvia. Not looking to stay here 6 months, rather than just 10 days for our Covid-19 self-isolation. We rented a spacious 2 storey house next to the beach and I was eager to fly a drone around the area: Majori Beach from a Drone flight…

Semarah Lielupe Hotel & SPA


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 (as my mom was traveling with us) Elegant rooms at Lielupe Hotel SPA & Conferences feature a safety deposit box and a balcony. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and toiletries…

Grill&Fish Jomas terase, Jūrmala


Grill&Fish Jomas terase is another stylish restaurant located on central Jomas street in busy Latvian seaside town Jūrmala. We visited this place in early May 2019, during a short  10 day trip to Latvia.  Grill bar Lighthouse serves traditional seasonal Latvian cuisine and not only Soup at Grill and Fish restaurant in Jūrmala The Grill & Fish restaurant seems is quite popular among locals and visitors. Food choice is OK, prices are pretty high, but taking into consideration that…

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-site restaurant with Japanese, Korean and European cuisine and drinks. We booked this hotel for a short one night stay before departing back to Tbilisi in May 2019. We paid EUR 68 for a stay here. Aparthotel Villa St Maria in Jūrmala Every room…

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, our then 9-month old daughter enjoyed here a lot Grill bar Lighthouse serves traditional seasonal Latvian cuisine and not only, but you will also find seafood like shrimps and tuna. Grill bar Lighthouse in Jūrmala Grill bar „Lighthouse” is a familial,…

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 airport's technical infrastructure, runway and buildings are what was left of the former Soviet military Tukums air base, which was a spartan military airfield with a single long ramp and revetted area. The base was completely abandoned, but in 2010 the conversion of the base to a civil airport with…