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Destination: Latvia

Official Name: Republic of Latvia Established: 6 July 1253 (Kingdom of Lithuania), 16 February 1918 (Independence from Russia) Population: 1,907,675 (2020 estimate) Religion: 34.3% Lutheranism, 25.1% Catholicism, 16.9% Eastern Orthodox, 3.7% Other Christian Language(s): Latvian Capital: Riga Order of Visit: Twenty-Fifth First … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 113 – Riga, Latvia

Wednesday 19 July 2006 Highlights: Museum of Occupation, Walking next to the black Baltic Sea We started the day with a tour of Riga.   I found that our local guide actually lost control of the group at one stage … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 112 – Vilnius to Trakai to Riga, Latvia

Tuesday 18 July 2006 Highlights: Trakai Castle, The moving Hill of Crosses On the way to Latvia in the morning we visited Trakai (Lithuania).   This is the site of a stunning old castle.   The defences of this place … Continue reading

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