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Cooking with chefs in Riga

On a cold February afternoon, we meet him at the old Zeppelin hangar. We – are Lola, Janicke, and myself, three Scandinavian travel bloggers. He – is Mārtiņš Sirmais, Latvia’s super-chef. We’re about to learn Latvian cooking. Innovative Latvian cooking, it turns out. The old hangar is where Riga’s huge central market is located. And when […]

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11 most popular Instagrams in May 2015

Here, better late than never, is our monthly Instagram feature.  As usual, I’ve linked to the photo on Instagram in the numbers. No less than five World Heritage sites are included this month, so let’s get on with it. Here are the 11 most popular ‘grams on Sophie’s World in May 2015. 11. This snapshot is from the Sunday […]

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Vecriga: UNESCO in Latvia

Apart from the multi-national Struve Geodetic Arc (more on that later), the old town of Riga is the only site in Latvia protected by UNESCO.

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Art Nouveau in Riga

I first visited Riga in 1992, shortly following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Today’s Riga is an entirely different story.

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