Uz laukiem (In the countryside) September 8th 2008 So Lelde and I have just got back from spending two weeks at her grandparents' farm, deep in the Latvian countryside. 32 per cent of Latvians live in rural areas#.
I think that Latvians have strong and thriving traditions related to the land. Whilst there, we went mushroom picking, which Lelde's mum describes as nearly being a national sport in Latvia- you can often see people coming from the ... read more
Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of... ... read more
So we are a Latvian and a Brit who've been in the UK for 2 years, working, and are soon off to the Far East to see what we can find. Hope you will enjoy the ride.
PS- This is a bi-lingual blog! English and Latvian.
Hope that saves confusion.... full info