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Posts Tagged ‘Riga’

Seven Hidden Harvest Festivals to Celebrate Locally

  • WHL Group
  • 2 September 2012

In the northern hemisphere, late summer and harvest time are upon us. We are reminded of the earth’s bounty as agriculturalists reap the fruits of the land. Across cultures far and wide, harvest is a time of feasting and merriment. The best thing about harvest festivals is that they are local and small-scale by nature. Every region has its own seasons and crops to celebrate, with its own customs and rituals surrounding the harvest.

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Four Excellent Overlooked Christmas Markets in Europe

  • Samantha Libby
  • 23 December 2011

While the celebrated Christmas markets in Germany, Poland and Switzerland always crowd up for the holiday season, there are other well-established European markets slightly further off the beaten track that offer thinner crowds and beautiful locally made products. Eastern Europe in particular is a great place to check out the growing markets, while farther in the west of the continent, the funky holiday Christmas stirred up in Amsterdam is not to be missed.

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Hanging with the Literati and Glitterati of the Literary and Film Festival Circuit

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 24 July 2010

These are golden times for cinephiles and bibliophiles. Bookworms and movie buffs can now check out the latest cinematic and literary offerings in the most unexpected corners of the globe. And if you imagine literary festivals as gatherings of fusty old intellectuals spouting arcane references to James Joyce, think again! They are fast outshining movie festivals as the places to be seen if you’re hip, happening and brainy to boot.

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The Top 10 Developing Countries for Sustainable Adventure Tourism

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 10 June 2010

Where will you head when the wild calls? Where should we look for tour operators eager to join forces to make a positive impact on their surroundings through community development and environmental conservation projects? For inspiration, we turned to the Adventure Tourism Development Index.

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Latvia’s ‘Grown-Ups’ Effect Change in Riga’s Beleaguered Children’s Hospital

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 1 April 2010

It is a sorry state of affairs when, due to a crippling lack of medical supplies and equipment, a mother is forced to buy a thermometer for the hospital in which her child is being treated. Spurred on by these stories of harsh privation, Anda Cirule, the whl.travel local connection in Riga joined a gang of mothers determined to turn around the fate of the hospital.

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Riga, Capital of Latvia, Is a City of Architectural Splendour

  • Anda Cirule
  • 4 January 2010

Although small, the Baltic country of Latvia attracts oversize attention, luring in travellers with a richness of culture and traditions, green and pure nature and a history dating back to early 9000 BC. Latvia’s capital city, Riga, is the largest metropolis in the Baltic states, an urban spread particularly well known for its fantastic integration…

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Urban Adventures Open a Whole New World

  • WHL Group
  • 1 October 2009

On 1 October 2009, Urban Adventures opened a whole new world to travellers yearning to unlock the secrets of some of their favourite urban centres. A global range of city-based tours, Urban Adventures is a franchise-based network of local tour operators specialising in high-quality experiential tour and activity services.

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