Bremen Town Musicians – Riga, Lativa

The Bremen Town Musicians statue is based on one of the many Brothers Grimm Fairytales and is a major attraction in Riga, Latvia. The story is simple enough. The Brothers Grimm story is about a donkey, a cat, a dog and a rooster who are past their prime. They feel too old to be useful and are terrified they will be put down by their

2018-03-12T13:56:22+00:00

Best Places to Visit in the World 2016

Best Places to Visit in the World 2016 Written for Expedia By Dr. Cacinda Maloney “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” - Leonardo da Vinci As a world traveler, I am constantly asked: “Where are the best places to visit in the world?” I have rounded up

2017-07-24T10:21:51+00:00

Top 7 Things to do in Riga, Latvia

Top 7 Things to do in Riga, Latvia By Cacinda Maloney Top 7 Things to do in Riga, Latvia As I continue my series of articles about the Baltic Capitals, the next one I am writing about is Riga, Latvia. You have probably never even considered Latvia as a destination, and that is OK. I hope to change your mind after you read

2017-07-11T16:50:47+00:00

Tear Down That Wall – Freedom for the Baltics

By Cacinda Maloney Tear Down That Wall - Freedom for the Baltics “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, "Tear down this wall!” Berlin Wall in 2013 I remember this exact comment made by American President

2017-07-11T16:44:58+00:00