Chasing Places is a travel blog. We think its a rather good travel blog and we hope you do to if you’re here.

Unlike other travel bloggers, we don’t live constantly on the go; we’re just normal people like everyone else who work in between travels so each trip is something we plan for and look forward to.

Here we write about our own travels, and curate some of the best guides we come across in our research for our next trips. Our amazing planet is a big place – would it ever get boring visiting new places? We don’t think so!

There is something special about visiting a new landscape, experiencing an unfamiliar culture and traditions, eating new foods, that just can’t be topped. So far, we’ve visited nearly 50 countries and stuck the pins on our travel map.

If you love world travel as much as we do, please take the time to read our articles and share our experience of the unique identity of each country we have written about.

Our Latest visit: Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja is a beautiful port city of Latvia, on the most western tip of the country.

Combining a blend of the cosmopolitan feel of a larger city with a slightly more relaxed vibe than the capital city Riga, Liepaja is a picturesque destination.

The city architecture blends the art nouveau architecture of Riga with grand port warehouse conversions, and ornate timber buildings you’d just as easily expect to see in the village of Koldiga.

An ornate wooden hour in Liepaja
Some of these old wooden houses have seen better days, but like Venice, they wouldn’t have quite the same rustic appeal if they were in perfect condition!

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The food and dining in the city is edgy and adventurous – whilst not as mature as the dining scene in the capital, we found the cuisine to be delicious and enthusiastic!

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Maccaroons in Cafe Boulangerie, Liepaja

The pictures above were taken in the popular french cafe “Boulangerie”. In the evening we visited “Antikvariats” for an exceptionally good evening meal:

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Authentic Escargot in restaurant Antikvariat, Liepaja
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Eceptionally unctious, rich roasted bone marrow dish, in Antikvariat, Liepaja

The accommodation, in one of the canalside warehouse conversions Promenade Hotel, was a superb blend of rustic and modern.

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We definitely recommend checking out Liepaja as a destination!

And no trip to Liepaja, the “windy city” would be complete without a walk on the windy beach!

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