Latvia: An unlikely escape

"Latvia is like the Daugava River running through the capital, Riga: indifferent, serene and crisp."

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October 29, 2015 14:57
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Latvia

The view from the isolated and relaxing Jonathan Spa. (photo credit: ORIT ARFA)

 
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One word described Latvia when I visited during the sticky September sandstorm: placid. That’s not meant to be pejorative, especially considering the respite it gave from the dust.

Latvia is like the Daugava River running through the capital, Riga: indifferent, serene and crisp. With a population of about two million spread over a land mass of 65,000 square kilometers, no wonder Latvia is so… quiet.

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