Articles Tagged ‘latvia’

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels October 30, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Anyone with even a slight appreciation of irony would enjoy knowing that hellish prisons around the world, closed down because of overcrowding and human-rights abuse, have reopened as posh hotels and kitschy hostels. Although it does merit a good chuckle, if you think about it the conversions totally...

Blondes on Parade: Guaranteed Way to Boost… the Economy?

Blondes on Parade: Guaranteed Way to Boost… the Economy? June 2, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
May 28th and 29th marked the first annual “Go Blonde” festival in the capital city of Riga, Lativa. The theme of the event was neither political or racial in nature, but was held merely to “Make the world a brighter place,” and a country like Latvia, who has happened upon dire economic straits...