Unfortunately, the timing was off but I’m sure he’ll make some girl very happy some day.
Latvian men, in general, have an odious reputation. They’re lazy, they’re cheaters, they’re alcoholics. In an article from The Baltic Times, Latvian men are described thus: “Local men do not want to work or to help with housework. Did anyone ever stop to think that maybe, just maybe, the emasculating, ball-busting women in this country should shoulder some of the blame?
My first Latvian love interest was a raging alcoholic.
We had a volatile on-again-off-again ‘relationship’ for a couple of months, the high point of which was him calling me and telling me to look out my window.
(We lived opposite each other.) While I knew there was a great guy in there somewhere, he just wasn’t confident enough to believe it. Most recently, there was Yummy Jānis – sweet, kind, affectionate, funny, smart – and a dream in the kitchen.
At present, the old town of Kuldīga and the red-brick bridge across the river Venta are candidates for inclusion in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage.
The town is also famous for the widest waterfall in Europe.
Narrow streets, peculiar one-storey houses with a chimney in the middle, and red roof tiles are still preserved in the historical centre.The historical buildings of the town and its nature create a unique, harmonious ensemble, incomparable to anything found in Latvia or elsewhere in Europe.The Alekšupīte River flows directly along the walls of many buildings which is why Kuldīga has been called the Venice of Latvia.Initially the buildings of the town centre were constructed as the suburb of Kuldīga. It was from a Scandinavian girl wondering what it’s like to date a Latvian man.Now, I get messages all the time from men asking about Latvian women. But this message actually made me think, as my feelings about Latvian men are really quite conflicted.