A weekend getaway in Latvia. Riga

Old Town, Riga, Latvia

I was trying my best to look at Riga through the eyes of a tourist, but I failed. The streets just looked too familiar, and there were too many memories related to the city. I grew up here. I went to school here, college, university… I was not born in Riga, but I have spent most of my life here. So, no matter how hard I try to change my thoughts, I continue seeing Riga as my hometown and not as a touristic destination.

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A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Venta river. A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Originally me and my mom were thinking to go to Ventspils, since none of us have ever been there. But I thought it would be best to visit this city some other day and by car; the bus trip would be exhausting, because it takes over three hours, if I’m not mistaken.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Tenerife. Final thoughts

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t really excited about my trip to Tenerife in the beginning. I never wanted to go there. I never even considered it as a bucket list material. Funnily enough, it was on my “never to go to” list, along with Turkey, Egypt and Thailand.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. What and where we ate in Tenerife

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

I’m so happy that we had an entire apartment all to ourselves. And having a possibility to cook in our own kitchen was a game changer. It made things so much easier and cheaper. We could eat what we wanted at any time we wanted, and Lidl was just around the corner. Plus, the food and local wines are quite cheap on Tenerife. So, most of our breakfasts (croissants, eggs, jamon, zebra donuts, pastry) and dinners (Canarian black potatoes, local fish, salads, etc.) we had in the apartment.

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