Latvia, a country of ‘big’ things. Latvia is known for its biggest waterfall of Europe and the women in Latvia are apparently the tallest women in the world. Fun fact, the average height of the women is 170 centimeters. Following up with the big things we have mentioned above, Latvia has some very big markets spread over the country. One of them is Riga’s Central Market. Riga’s Central Market is one of the biggest markets in Europe. Definitely a market you have to visit when in Latvia! Besides all these great things Latvia has to provide, Latvia also has the fastest wifi connections in the world. During your stay in Latvia, you will never have to worry about not have access to the internet and lose your direction.
The Latvian cuisine. Some dishes seem a bit weird, but once you tasted them, you understand them. For example, you have Beetroot soup. Beetroot soup is a soup made of (of course) beetroot. Seeing this dish, you will think it is a bit weird, just because the soup has a purple colour. Bread soup is again a dish you can not miss out on. When older Latvians eat this, it reminds them of their childhood. Bread soup is a soup made of rye bread and is mixed with sugar and dried fruits. Last, Kvass is a popular drink in Eastern Europe. It is an almost non-alcoholic drink made out of rye bread. There is a little bit of alcohol mingled in the drink, but it is only 1.2 percent.
Latvia sometimes is called a singers nation, due to the fact people sing a lot on special occasions. Latvia is a culture with a lot of folk songs, such as the traditional ‘daina’. Second, family is important for the Latvians. It is unusual for them to move away from their birthplace, because it is common that the children take care of their grandchildren. The Latvian culture has some sort of hierarchic. For instance, older people are considered wiser than younger people, because of their age.
- Latvia is part of the EU, so there is free traffic of goods.
- There is a VAT percentage on goods of 0% and there is free traffic of goods.
- The currency in Latvia is the Euro.
Famous business people
Matiss Ansviesulis, Armands Broks & Jevgenijs Kazanins, Valery Vavilov, Bitfury, Edgars Rozentals, Alise Semjonova, Pavel Kovalevich, Gunita Kulikovska, Raimonds Kulbergs, Klavs Sinka.