Latvia

Spring Break in Latvia 2024

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Welcome to our latest adventure: "Spring Break in Latvia"! We're thrilled to share with you the beauty and excitement of our recent journey through this enchanting Baltic country. From the vibrant festivities of Vilgāle to the tranquil landscapes of Puze, our trip was filled with unforgettable moments that we can't wait to recount.Our journey kicks off in Vilgāle, where we were greeted by the electrifying sight of fireworks illuminating the night sky during the Easter holidays. The air was…


Puzes Lutheran Church

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Puzes Lutheran Church, a historic landmark, stands proudly in the village of Puze, located in the Ventspils Municipality of Latvia. Built in 1692, it has been a focal point of the community for centuries. The tower, added in 1806 following a devastating fire, rises above the picturesque landscape, serving as both a symbol of resilience and a beacon for worshipers.My Godmather Raēla Rozīte is a priest of this church since 1989. I first visited Puze church and a worship service during Easter of…


From Online Bid to On-Site Discovery: Our Journey to Unveil the Property in Saldus

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Embarking on a real estate investment journey often involves navigating through twists and turns, with each step bringing us closer to our ultimate goal. For us, the story of our property in Saldus began with a successful online bid back in 2022—a pivotal moment that set the stage for an adventure filled with anticipation and excitement.Securing the winning bid for a property in Saldus was a testament to our dedication and strategic approach to investment. However, as months turned into years,…


Minimum Wages Set to Increase in Baltic States in 2024

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As we usher in the new year, significant changes are on the horizon for the Baltic states, particularly in the realm of minimum wage. In 2024, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are all set to witness an increase in their minimum wage, signifying a shift in economic dynamics. Let's delve into the details of these changes and their potential impact. In 2024 minimum wage is set to increase in all Baltic states. Estonia will have a minimum wage of EUR 820; Latvia - EUR 700 and Lithuania - EUR 924.…


Spring Break in Latvia

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If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable Spring Break experience, Latvia might just be the perfect destination for you. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and lively cities, Latvia offers a one-of-a-kind vacation that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. One of the highlights of any trip to Latvia is exploring the western part of the country, which is known for its stunning natural scenery and outdoor activities. Whether you're interested in hiking, fishing, or…


Mansard Waterfall Rumbas Guest House in Kuldīga

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Located in Kuldīga, Rumbas has accommodations with city views, free WiFi, and free private parking. The property has river and garden views, plus is a 5-minute walk from the Art gallery of Artists Residence.  The property is located next to the Venta Rapid and the old brick bridge of Kuldīga We booked a nice 3-bedroom apartment for a 3-night stay at the end of March 2023 and paid about EUR 390. we just needed a nice place to stay while I was figuring out how to install ground screws and…


Minimum Wages Set to Increase in Baltic States in 2023

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In 2023 minimum wage is set to increase in all Baltic states. Estonia will have a minimum wage of EUR 725; Latvia - EUR 620 and Lithuania - EUR 800. During the past 5 years minimum wages across the Baltics have experienced a steep increase, and in some cases even doubled. When compared to 2018, Estonia's minimum wage has increased by EUR 225, Latvia's by EUR 220, and Lithuania's by a whooping EUR 400. Despite pretty decent increases in the Baltic States, minimum wages here are still among the…


Nida Pebble Beach

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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.  In fact the pebbles are hardly visible but still. There are plenty of smaller stones, so some can build some art. \on the other hand, there are plenty of pebbles in the sea. A good foot massage guaranteed.  The sign is saying - 1km to the…


Guest House 'Odumiņi'

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Guesthouse Odumiņi is located close to Varakļāni town in the historical region of Latgale, Latvia. We booked a one-night stay here at the start of August 2022, during our weekend trip to Latgale. For a one-night stay here we paid about EUR 100, with the sauna included. The vacation home comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views. We were greead by the ownet Agrita, she showed us all…


Evening on the Vilgāle Lake

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It was already past 8 PM, I was just finished tiling the bathroom at our Vilgāle apartment when my fiancee and kiddo arrived to pick me up. My best part gave me the drone and said - it's a beautiful evening to fly a drone. I looked around and agreed. The Vilgāle lake was covered in mist, the Sun was setting. Beautiful.  Look at the beautiful rooftop on the bottom left. Across the lake there is Vilgale village located where we own a Soviet style apartment Piece of Life