Cesis - Medieval City in Latvia
Have a look at one of the tourist attraction cities just 2 hours away from the capital!
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Estonia - Latvia Road Trip / Līgatne
About 200 Estonians and Latvians got up early on September 20 to catch their bus for Estonia -- Latvia Road Trip, an event intended to showcase the examples of successful cooperation between the two countries and to celebrate the second European Cooperation Day. Four busses departing from Tallinn, Tartu (pickup also in Valka), Rīga and Alūksne (pickups also in Ape and Voru) drove a total of 1830 km and took participants through Estonia and Latvia. The Road Trip ended with European Cooperation Dinner & Celebration at Zvārtava Castle in Latvia that is located only 5 km from the border with Estonia.
The bus trip participants enjoyed various activities at altogether 17 different places. Estonia -- Latvia Programme part-funded projects exhibited their achievements over the last seven years. Races with model cars, participation in autumn biathlon, trying hand in firefighter craft, tasting local food products, playing autumn hockey, learning how joint prototyping helps with innovative products and showing their artistic skills were just a few activities that the participants could try out during the trip. Throughout the day people could collect stamps for special achievements in their Estonia -- Latvia Road Trip passports, which turned out to be one of the most popular pastimes during the trip on September 20.
In the evening all four busses arrived at Zvārtava Castle -- a location only 5 km from the Estonian border on the Latvian side that previously had been kept a secret from the road trip participants. Participants were served a gourmet meal, prepared by Tallink Hotel Rīga restaurant Elements and chef Svetlana Riškova, as well as had a chance to share their impressions with people from other busses and brainsrorm about new ideas for cooperation. After European Cooperation Dinner's dessert and with the arrival of darkness they also enjoyed the art installations in the Zvārtava Castle and surroundings, prepared by Alexander and Alexander from Tartu, and some music from DJ Ivars from Rīga.
All road trip participants arrived at Zvārtava on one of the busses on four wheels (although Alūksne bus broke down half way and had to be exchanged), but four lucky participants had a choice how to go back home. It came as a big surprise to all the stamp hunters that the main prize for the most successful ones were four bicycles, purchased as used in the Estonia -- Latvia Programme territory, but nicely repaired for the occasion. Marija Novada (Alūksne route), Franciska Maier (Tartu route), Anu Altmets (Tallinn route) and Māra Melbārde (Rīga route) could actually decide after the celebration, how they wanted to get back home -- they had a choice now between the bus and the bicycle.
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Canoe camping, Līgatne, Latvia, HD Review
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Canoe camping is located in Līgatne, just 10 miles from Sigulda. Valmiera is 24 miles from the property.
Cēsis is 9 miles from Canoe camping. Riga Airport is 46 miles away.
Rudens Ogres Zilo kalnu skatu tornī - Autumn Forest from Observation tower, Latvia
Blue Hills observation tower in Ogre city, Latvia.
Ogres Zilo kalnu skatu tornis, Latvija.
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Teritorijas lielāko daļu aizņem skujkoku meži.
Sastopamas sešas aizsargājamas augu sugas, kas raksturīgas mežiem uz osiem vai osveida vaļņiem. Šobrīd iecienīta ogrēniešu un pilsētas viesu atpūtas vieta. Platība 312 ha. Augstākajā virsotnē atrodas pilskalns – Zilais kalns, no kura paveras iespaidīgs skats. Ziemā dabas parkā tiek iekoptas distanču slēpošanas trases,kurām ir lielisks kalnu reljefs, bet vasarā taku tīkls ir pieejams nūjotājiem, velobraucējiem un citiem atpūtniekiem.
Огрские Синие горы
Зилие кални представляют собой цепь валообразных холмов – горная часть Лиелие Кангари. Большую часть территории парка занимают хвойные места на озах. Здесь встречаются шесть защищаемых пород растений, характерных для лесов на озообразных валах. Сегодня это излюбленное место отдыха жителей Огре и гостей города. Площадь 312 га. На самой высокой точке находится городище – Зилайс калнс, с которого открывается впечатляющий вид на Огре и окрестности. Зимой в природном парке оборудуются дистанционные лыжные трассы с интересным рельефом, а летом - сеть троп для ходьбы с лыжными палкам, велосипедистов и любителей других видов активного отдыха.
Ogre Blue Hills
The Blue Hills are a chain of hillocks – a part of The Great Eskers. The major part of the territory is covered with coniferous forests on glaciofluvial eskers. Six protected plant species characteristic of esker forests can be found here. The area of the park is 312 ha. The hill fort – Blue Hill – is located on the highest point of the park, from which an incredibly beautiful scenery can be seen. In winters, there are cross-country skiing tracks with interesting relief at the park, but in summers, various paths are available to Nordic walkers, cyclists, and others interested in outdoor activities.
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DRIVING AROUND LATVIA AND ESTONIA | BALTIC ROAD TRIP
Hamilton and I travel around Estonia and Latvia - starting in Riga, and stopping off in Tartu, Tallinn and Parnu before driving all the way back to Riga for our last night. On the way, we walk round Estonia's beautiful bogs (genuinely our new favourite place even though the trails were ridiculously icy), visit many an old town and go to the wrong museum without realising until the next day.
NOTE: Bogs mean toilets in Britain. Hence why we childishly found it amusing to say that we were going to walk round the bogs so many times.
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And individual days here:
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Day 3 - Walking in Estonia :
Day 4 - Tallinn :
Day 5 - Parnu :
Day 6 - Riga :
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Lithuanian Coastline Three Day Hike
Small part of vlogging three day hike of Lithuania coastline. In these three days we walked from Lithuania/Latvia border to Lithuania/Russia border. In total we made about 151,000 steps
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Record 6. Ruined bunker of Soviet army Signals Corps pt.1
Loot: Some Drawings and Books.
Dangers: Possible Soldiers and Dogs from the nearby base.
Līgatne Nature Trails, Gauja National Park, GNP, Ligatne, Latvia, 09.01.2010.
Gaujas Nacionālais parks, Dabas takas, Līgatne, Latvija, 2009./2010.gada ziema