Posts Tagged ‘ Latvia ’

Saturday snippets – 4th January 2014

Jan 4th, 2014 | By

Welcome back to those readers who join me each Saturday as we highlight the less covered travel stories of the week. A happy new year to you all even if the year has continued where the old left off- with rain, wind and flooding. Am I the first to suggest there is a new form of visitor – the Disaster Tourist who journeys to take photographs and make life less easy for the emergency services? In both Surrey and sout-east Wales I came across people,
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Off the page

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

JK Rowling was on a slow train to London when a bespectacled boy wizard popped into her head. Stuck on the train, Rowling learnt an important lesson for any writer: never go anywhere without a pen! She eventually made it home, and Harry Potter made it onto the page and the big screen. But the magic of Harry Potter goes way beyond books and movies



What’s hot: May 2012

May 2nd, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Bhutan and the Black Sea resort of Batuni get the thumbs up, but readers are advised to avoid the Big Apple’s JFK airport



Baltic dreams

Nov 24th, 2009 | By

Travel writer and photographer, Anthony Lydekker, shares his experience of Latvia with CD-Traveller readers. (for Anthony’s earlier story on Latvia see 9 November 2010)



Latvia – Youth, architectural beauty and music

Nov 9th, 2009 | By

Youth, architectural beauty and music really stood out for us in Latvia.

Riga (the capital pop. 800,000) is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its celebrated
streets of Art Nouveau facades mainly from 1900 to 1917 and many are apartment buildings still in use . The architecture now has its own museum: Rigas Jugendstila Centrs. A curious city feature is the hundreds of spires – not just on churches. Map reading by spire can be easier than reading street names.