Travel Guide Thursdays: Latvia

Planning a summer vacation? Perhaps you will find a Rampage player on your next trip. The Rampage has seen 293 players from all around the globe who have played with the Rampage at some point in the team’s nine-year history. Each Thursday throughout the offseason, sarampage.com will feature a location in which Rampage players call home.  The Rampage has had 188 players from Canada, 40 from Europe/other places around the world and 65 from the U.S. This week’s featured location is Latvia in which one player calls home.

Capital: Riga
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Leaders: President – Valdis Zatlers, Prime Minister – Valdis Dombrovskis
Population: 2,245,357
Area: 24,938 square miles
Language: Latvian
Currency: Lats
Climate (in capital city): Winter average high – 36; Summer average high – 64
Latvia joined the European Union in 2004

Top places to visit in Riga:
Freedom Monument
Riga Castle
Great and Small Guilds
Blackhead’s House
Powder Tower
St. Jacob’s Church
St. John’s Church
St. Peter’s Church
The Dome Cathedral
Three Brothers (Old Town)
Livs Square
Laima Clock
Riga Opera House
Museum of Occupations
Bastejkalns Park
Nativity of Christ Cathedral
National Art Museum
Esplande Park
Central Market

Rampage players from Latvia (by city):
Riga, Latvia – Viktor Tikhonov

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