Latvian Elections October 2018 for the 13th Saeima.

How and why we should vote From information compiled by Ivars Ījabs, an independent political analyst commissioned by PBLA. The next Latvian national election will be on October 6th, 2018. Polling stations will be set up in Latvia and also in Latvian centres throughout the world. Latvia is a democratic country, each citizen has the Read More …

Dear God, I wanted to live

By the time I was 15, I was beginning to get interested in my roots, I was always asking my relatives and friends about Latvia, “How does it look?” and “ Why thousands of Latvians left the country years ago?” One day my grandmother turned over her belongings,  presented me with a book that could Read More …

Bauska Castle

Walking through the Latvian town Bauska, which is 66 kilometers from the capital, Riga, is like entering a book of memories: the city still preserves wooden houses built centuries ago and constructions of the soviet period. I was going to the Castle of Bauska (Bauskas Pils), built in the 15th century by the Germans of Read More …

Happy as a hobbit

Rainy Monday of August in Vecsaule, a village in Bauska, Latvia. I woke up early because the excitement didn´t let me sleep more: we were going to pick up mushrooms in the forest that day, an experience totally new for me. After breakfast we prepared ourselves for the quest: rain boots and coats, rubber gloves, Read More …