Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus.
I visited Latvia in 2013 and stayed e.g. at the Islande Hotel, which is close to Islandes-skvérs (e. square) in Riga. The reason for the names is that Iceland was the first country to recognize the independence of Latvia in August 1991, but before it was a republic of the Soviet Union. Continue reading