For towns hoping to preserve any period of history, the trick is maintaining authenticity: castles, churches, shops, and streets – all must fit the time.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” —Michelangelo
This larger-than-life brass turtle stands stoically on Jurmalla’s cold beach, poised to plunge into the Baltic Sea. But what you can’t see is the Nude Dude ditching his Speedo
If you’ve ever lived in a big city, you know that your chances of seeing wild animals are pretty slim … unless you go to the zoo.
We left the chilly Baltic States (and a hotel with no heat), flying on our least-favorite airline (more on that later), and arrived back home to the steamy Southeast a few days ago. As much fun as it was to travel, it felt so good to come back to
Jurmala, Latvia, nestled on the white-sand shores of the Baltic Sea, is a short 30-minute train ride from Riga. After reading about Jurmala’s history as a famous tourist town, its collection of turn-of-the-century
Artistic weathervanes have been a common and very enjoyable feature on our travels in the Baltic. From simple to amazingly ornate, and old to shiny-new, all have been a pleasure to see. This wind vane,