A harbor of tranquility

Situated near the Gauja river in the beautiful, charming historic town of Cesis, Santa villa is a classy summer cottage-style hotel. The hotel is surrounded by lush, tranquil forests. The minimalist Nordic interior design of the building and rooms blends well with its natural surroundings. The restaurant The modern chic interior of the restaurant is … Continue reading A harbor of tranquility

Kafejnīca Vendene

This Latvian-style tavern is located at the roundabout by the Cesis Victory Monument. The interior's dim and did not feel inviting. There was only one waitress behind the counter. As I was not greeted by anyone, and there was a customer at the counter inquiring, holding a menu, I thought maybe I have to order … Continue reading Kafejnīca Vendene

Cesu Maize

  Cesu Maize is a small bakery located next to the St. John's church in the Cesis old town selling handmade traditional bread. The bread is baked from Latvian organic whole grain wheat and spelt wheat whole grain flour. Made with natural leaven (sourdough), without the addition of bread yeast (turisms.cesis.lv, 2018). It is a … Continue reading Cesu Maize