Despite being the European Capital of Culture 2014, Riga, the capital of Latvia, is still considered to be ‘off the beaten track’ for many travellers, especially non-Europeans.  I was the only North American in my hostel during my stay, and after seeing the surprise on my hosts’ face when I told them I was Canadian,…

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Travelling is the best thing ever. At least until you’re sick. Then all you want is to be in your home, in your bed, with your mom checking in to see if you’re ok. Sadly, if you are overseas, that’s not quite an option. I learned this thi hard way after ending up with bronchitis…

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