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What We Love To Do in Riga

Riga is an underrated European capital. On the Baltic Run we love visiting Latvia for its incredible nature and Soviet relics. However, we would be remiss not to mention the many attractions of capital city Riga. Here you can find buildings of many fascinating styles, learn about the country’s tumultuous history, and, of […]

The ‘Vodka Belt’ of Europe

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We explain why the Baltic Region is known as Europe’s ‘Vodka Belt’.   So, what is the Vodka Belt? Well, for starters, it’s not something that Eastern Europeans wear when they go to the pub. “Alcohol Belts” are actually an interesting way of dividing up Europe, and beyond. Though some […]

A Traditional Latvian Menu

Latvian traditional cuisine is high on protein, a bit heavy and fatty, but highly delicious. Some basic ingredients are meat, rye, beans, potato, all kinds of soup, cheese, sour cream, and cranberry for desserts. And, of course, we cannot forget about its traditional drinks! Here is how a classic traditional […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Riga

Riga. Photo by Bryan Ledgard. Riga, capital and largest city of Latvia, is often underrated by travelers when searching for a new destination. However, this perception couldn’t be more wrong. Riga is not only a European cultural capital, but a beautiful city to visit, full of lovely corners, awesome architecture, […]

What to drink in the Baltics

What to drink in the Baltics? It is a fact that the Baltic Countries are a cold place- but that doesn’t mean that you cannot do anything about it. If you want to get warmer and feel yourself as a real Northerner, make sure to try all of the drinks […]