Hey, guys! :) Happy day after Easter! :) This Monday I skipped a blogpost due to the holidays and thought then I will share a little bit of what I did. TBH I didn’t do anything much :D but had a really relaxing weekend away from the city, SM and other troubles. Soooo… here comes a Life lately photo story! :) oh, I did make all the photos on the phone so the quality is laid back but I hope you don’t mind.

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On Friday me and my family, we visited a little town Kuldīga in Latvia. I had never been there :O and it was beautiful. Small streets and old houses. Some not renovated yet :/ but I really hope they will renovate soon and then the little town will be even MORE charming.

Kuldiga small town Latvia - blog - Lookforsmile.com

The trademark of this town is this awesome old bridge.

Kuldiga bridge - blog - Lookforsmile.com
The old brick bridge in Kuldiga

And the waterfall very near the bridge is the widest in whole Europe. The main reason why we went there was to see vimbas jumping up the waterfall. They do that because of spawning and even though the waterfall is not really high, it is quite high for small fishes. Also, if you are really excited about this waterfall :D it is named Venta rapid or in Latvian – Ventas rumba.

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Venta rapid or Ventas rumba

A little history lesson. ;) This town Kuldīga is a hometown for a man named Jēkabs Ketlers or duke Jacob. He was born in 1610 when Latvia wasn’t even a country yet. He was a duke of one of Latvia’s regions – Kurzeme – and the awesome thing, we all are proud and surprised about, is that he conquered 2 colonies – one was Tobago (little island by South America close to Caribbean sea) and Gambia in Africa – for his at that time independent region – duchy of Kurzeme. Latvia otherwise has some tough history and even though colonisation is not a peaceful process aka I don’t like it :D it is a highlight in my country’s history.

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Venice moment in Kuldiga ;)

church Kuldiga - blog - Lookforsmile.com

On our way home, we got to see a bunch of deer. Here is a picture which has the worst quality :D. However, I find it funny because it reminds me of those pictures you can see on the Internet that say: “An unknown creature was spotted in X region”. :D I mean, those pictures are always so grainy and bad in quality that no one is really sure what you see there. Ok, even though the picture is rubbish, seeing deer so close was awesome.

deer photo - blog - Lookforsmile.com

And here are our coloured Easter eggs! :) The reeeaallly beautiful looking ones with bright, mostly pink colours were a gift, but we made all the other ones. :) We colour eggs with nature ingredients like blossoms, moss, leaves, onion peel and things we can find in pantry – tea, coffee, rice etc.

coloured Easter eggs - blog - Lookforsmile.com

Aaaaand we made cupcakes! Nothing much to say there except they were delicious. ;) I made them from this recipe, if interested. They are really moist and tasty, and the frosting IS THE BEST. :) Also I added a lemon rind to give the cupcakes a lemon-y taste.

homemade cupcakes - blog - Lookforsmile.com

homemade cupcakes - blog - Lookforsmile.com
Real homemade cupcakes :D More frosting than the actual cake. ;)

P.S. I will be posting more pictures from Kuldiga on my instagram @Lookforsmile_ , so if interested, follow and stay tuned! :)

How were your Easter holidays? What did you do and what are the main Easter traditions you and your family have? :)

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7 years ago

Pretty photos and I love cupcakes! x


7 years ago

Kuldiga looks like such a beautiful town. I love all the old buildings and bridges. My family and I also color Easter eggs in onion peel but we first put flowers on eggs so that the prints stays after they are cooked. My mom and I are responsible for baking. We like to bake traditional cakes as walnut loaf. xo

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