Riga is the best city in the world through which to walk with your head tilted back at an angle of thirty degrees. (Mike Collier, eng.lsm.lv)
Mike Collier, eng.lsm.lv chief editor, 22.09.2017
A favorite party question of mine to foreigners is: "What do you think is the most popular flavor of potato chip in Latvia?" (Mike Collier, eng.lsm.lv)
Mike Collier, eng.lsm.lv chief editor, 24.08.2017
Summer in Latvia is short therefore no day should be wasted. Every sunny weekend from June to August, is of golden value – swimming, sunbathing, camping or gardening. Most of these activities can be combined with a cultural event.
02.06.2017, Culture

Economists are people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Pēteris Strautiņš, economist of DNB banka, 19.04.2017
When I first came to Latvia three years ago, I travelled from Prague to Rīga in a tiring bus trip – 22 hours in a small seat, surrounded by restless Czech, Russian and Polish students. It was the first time in my life that I was travelling outside of Brazil. For a traveller from a relatively small town called Balneário Camboriú, Prague’s cultural and historical greatness was a shock.
Maria Fernanda Stinghen Gottardi, 09.06.2016, People, Society
Unlike Christopher Walsh, who wrote movingly in “Latvia in Review” recently about his love for choral music and his resulting decision to move from the United States to Latvia, I grew up in a Latvian family. Both sets of grandparents emigrated from Latvia toward the end of World War II, settling first in Germany, then in America, where my parents met and were married. It is a story that is shared by countless Latvian (and other) families.
Kārlis Streips, 08.05.2016, People
A nation's potential for survival is determined by its material, social and spiritual welfare. When the first two prevail, our capacity for civility is manifest. As we emphasize the latter two, it is culture we are talking about. (An essay by Imants Ziedonis)
Latvian Institute, 10.12.2015, Culture, People, Society

Spring is always crazy. You never know when it will start. My name is

Linards Liberts, 03.04.2014

The first snow fell this weekend, and Rīga looked like it had come straight out of

Daina Ruduša, 09.12.2013