Riga’s Ball of Flowers: A gathering of horticulture and floriculture professionals and enthusiasts

The Puķu Balle or Ball of Flowers is an annual summer event organized by the Latvian University Botanical Garden in collaboration with the Botanical Garden Friends Society. It aims to gather horticulturists and floriculturists in a venue which showcases their skills and creativity. Together with Couchsurfers, I went to the University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte) to witness … More Riga’s Ball of Flowers: A gathering of horticulture and floriculture professionals and enthusiasts

Riga’s KGB Corner House – A bitter reminder of the Year(s) of Terror

I had so many beautiful memories in Riga, the capital of the Baltic state of Latvia. There is no doubt that one of the main highlights of the 4-day escapade was the visit to the KGB Headquarter, aka the Corner House, located in Brīvības iela 61, about a kilometer away from the Old Town. Riga was … More Riga’s KGB Corner House – A bitter reminder of the Year(s) of Terror