Recently I visited Riga, Latvia and thousands followed along as I explored this year’s European Capital of Culture. It was even better than I imagined.Careful observation and unhurried recreation in Latvia allowed me to unveil a multi-cultural gem with locals, much like Canadians, who enjoy life and appreciate their cultural roots steeped in traditions and values. From Air Baltic’s CEO to the staff at the hotels to the locals in the streets, the people in Latvia are down-to-earth, friendly, and appreciative. It is a country that reflects its entire history. From the diverse architecture to the performances, Latvia is as diverse in its offerings as its people. Do you want to see for yourself? I’ve found a way that could make that a possibility.
Gallery Park Hotel, a member of Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, is hosting a contest called “Trip to 100 Cities Around the World with Gallery Park Hotel.” The competition is being held until June 8th, 2014 in two stages.
To enter the contest:
2. In your personal account you must upload photos. The photos must be taken near recognizable objects in selected cities and commentary must indicate name of the city, its most important sights. Click here to see the list.
Recognizable object is an architectural ensemble, monument, famous bridge, a plaque with the name of the city, streets, rivers, and other objects that can be identified, that they are in actual city.
3. Each member has the right to upload only three photos in each of the cities.
Participants who have visited more cities and have posted photos, will be awarded with a special prize from organizers.
4. Voting on site www.galleryparkhotel.lv will determine the winners of the first stage of the competition.
10 winners of the first stage go to the finals.
5. Final competition will be held at Gallery Park Hotel in Riga, where the jury will determine the winners.
Winners will be awarded with an unforgettable trip to one of the European Capital’s of Culture for two persons, including flight and 2 nights in a 5 star hotel.
*Participant is responsible for the copyright of the image.
Last year, one of our readers won a trip to Fiji. I can’t wait to read all about your experiences in Latvia! Good luck!