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The Heart of the Baltics

Much of this country’s rich history has been obscured by the violence it endured during the 20th century. But as the wounds from decades of Nazi and Soviet occupation continue to heal, visitors can discover remnants of Latvia’s ancient past virtually anywhere inside its borders. Year-round, the mountain town of Sigulda, the self-anointed “Switzerland of Vidzeme,” is a major draw because of its hiking and ski trails, medieval Turaida Castle, and proximity to Guaja National Park. During the summer months, Jurmala is one of the region's top seaside destinations. Back in Riga, less than an hour’s drive away from either spot, history lovers will marvel at the capital’s old town as well as its monuments to the past. Shopping enthusiasts can haggle over everything from toothbrushes to amber at the central market, which is mere steps from the bus station. Don’t wear yourself out too early, though, because Riga’s hard-driving night life only starts to heat up after midnight.

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  • You can fly! People do fly in Latvia! Don't believe it? Come and see or even try it yourself! A person in the air held neither by a rope nor a parachute - it's FLIGHT in the direct sense of the word. The strong air stream of the wind tunnel lets a person to lay on it and fly. By changing body positions, the laws of aerodynamics enable you to soar into the skies, to perform any movements and acrobatics, and to feel unbelievable emotions. The Aerodium serves as unique entertainment for searchers of new emotions, groups of friends, families, company activities, and the training of professional athletes. Come and fulfill your dreams or simply test your physical strengthes!
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