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Creative encounters in Riga

Creative encounters in RigaTravelers can make their way to Latvia to enjoy the creative offerings of the bohemian community at Andrejsala, which is a district located in the country's capital city Riga.

Cultural events are taking place throughout May at this eclectic location that attracts creative individuals who are seeking inspiration while pursuing their artistic passions.

Backpackers can be coaxed out of their hostels with a host of music events, centered upon the Skanu mezs or Sound Forest festival, which will be held from 15 May 2009 until 16 May 2009 at Riga Art Space.

Art enthusiasts only have to wait until 13 May 2009 to see Roaming Around II: a solo exhibition of Kristine Alksne's works, which will be displayed in the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art upstairs in Andrejsala's Hull Shop.

Travelers exploring the Latvian capital can take a trip to see the 13th century cathedral that is the biggest church in the Balkans.

The Vermanes Gardens and official residence of the president, Riga castle, are also worth seeing.

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