Articles avec le tag ‘Latvia’

Why travel to europe ?

Europe is a land area which can be viewed either as a continent in its own right or as the western extremity of the Eurasian continent, even as a sub-parts of the super continent of Afro-Eurasia, by location of view. It is sometimes called the « Old Continent », as opposed to the « New World » (America). On the cultural front, Europe has been a multiplicity of influences over the ages, and includes many countries that possess both a common heritage of linguistic, religious and historical and recent contributions from the « New World « and the Afro-Eurasia, particularly in former colonial powers. As such, Europe is a community of peoples, which tends to be politically, with the European Union, in an area of open civilization, forged in part by a millennial history, and secondly by mondialisation Lire la suite de cette entrée »

Latvia: the foundation of the Red Army as a tourist attraction

Twitching in the back of a truck 30 years old on an old training ground of the Red Army in Latvia and inhaling an intoxicating blend of gasoline fumes and dust, is what provides a Latvian enterprising tourists eager for adventure. Karklevalks According to Edgars, 50, many people want to spend their holidays in this way.

Everywhere in Latvia, the former Red Army base, installed when the country was part of the Soviet Union are now turned into tourist attractions. « In some visitors remember their past experience, but there are also young people who know very little about what happened in Soviet times, « said he with a loud voice, trying to drown out the noise of an engine rugissant.Il wears an authentic uniform of the Red Army which ideally suits his military truck GAZ-66, impeccably entretenu.Après independence of Latvia in 1991, the former driver of the army has managed hotels, trying to combine his job with a growing interest for old military trucks.
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