Latvia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Latvia
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Maybe you found our Latvia travel blog because you are considering a visit to the Baltic States, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Latvia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Latvia.
Our Latvia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Abandoned Latvia – the secret Soviet town of Irbene. Our visit to a secret Soviet radio telescope and the former closed town of Irbene.
Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
A guide on visiting the former secret Soviet bunker in Līgatne, Latvia. With information on how to get there and experience of the guided tour.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
A guide to lesser-visit places in the Baltic States for independent travellers. Suggestions of Off the Beaten Track places in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
A guide to Soviet-era sanatoriums in Jūrmala. A popular spa town since the late 18th century, we focus on the architecture when Latvia was part of the USSR.
Once a secret Soviet military base, Zeltini Missile Base lies deep in the forest of northeastern Latvia, close to the borders with Russia and Estonia.
Alternative things to see on our Baltic States and the Caucasus trip included street art, abandoned places, Soviet-era architecture, mosaics and monuments.
This suggested two to three week Baltics itinerary travelling to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on an overland journey from Vilnius to Tallinn.
Forts and castles from around the world that you must visit. A photo essay featuring the finest forts and castles we have visited on our travels.
How to spend a few days in Riga, Latvia. Read our recommendations on what to see and do on a short break in Riga, our favourite city in the Baltics.