Art Nouveau architecture, vivid culture life, singing, amber and ice-hockey are probably the main things you could imagine when thinking about Latvia. Without a doubt, it’s all true. And here are some more facts you can spare for your next small talk with Latvian or anybody interested in the topic. Latvians love gardening and has very close bond with nature. If you can go around all the country within 24 hours (tested by myself), then you can imagine, how close everything is. Working in a city centre during days and lying in the evening sun on your country house porch is a common thing. Majority have summer cottage, country house or at least relatives living in farm. So we grow our vegetables there or in the worst case scenario on the windowsill of city’s apartment. Latvians also pick mushrooms and berries in the woods, gather herbal teas in meadows or grow them by themselves.
Latvia has one of the fastest internet connections in the world; you can access free Wi-Fi almost wherever you go. Latvians love black bread. From ancient times we have baked it at home and now many of us are getting back to their roots and baking the bread again.