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 …