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Positivus Music Festival

Positivus Music Festival

Three Days in a Tent When I was in Latvia in 2016, I learned about this big music festival that happens every July. Both Ansis and Rita talked about it. It is one of those classic stories where a couple of Latvians had a dream to get some bands to come to this tiny country, …

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Thursday: The Final Day

Thursday: The Final Day

Salaspils on Thursday January 5, 2017 Bruno set up a plan to come pick me up on Thursday morning, 11 a.m., and then take me back to Riga. There, I would spend the night at his flat, and we would drive to the airport together on Friday morning.  Again, I didn’t really sleep on Wednesday …

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Vitauts in Latvia 11: The Grasmanis Home

Vitauts in Latvia 11: The Grasmanis Home

Kakava (Pronounced Checkeva) Just outside of Riga, Ansis and Monta found an old property with a farmhouse on it. Their dream was to take the old house, fix it up, and create a place for their family of five to live and thrive. They were very successful in their endeavor. Ansis drove us out of …

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Vitauts in Latvia 9: Abragciems

Vitauts in Latvia 9: Abragciems

Abragciems Abragciems is a tiny Latvian village on the coast of the Gulf of Riga which is part of the Baltic Sea. Many Latvians have summer homes across the coast. They finish work for the week, and then drive to their cottage on the seaside. Bruno and Maruta have just such a cottage, but it is …

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