Other people write about Latvia!
One of the curious things about regularly visiting a small country where you don’t speak the language is that when you leave, it’s like the country–except for your friends– vanishes from your world. Good luck if you want to know anything about the elections, or the economy, or which politician is divorcing his wife.
But in the last couple of days, I’ve bumped across two interesting articles about Latvia and/or Latvians. Both of them are in English!
This is a New York Times story about bad boy tennis player Ernests Gulbis.
This is a first-person account in the Wall Street Journal of a trip to Latvia by Kathy Reichs, the writer of the TV show “Bones.” Reichs is married to a Latvian.
Update: I also found a link to new book about the Estonian ambassador during the cold war.