Secrets Of Latvia: The Miracle Drink And Prettiest Models

What facts about Latvia do you know of? If you’re not an avid traveler, you may not know much about the country. But, it’s quite an interesting Eastern European country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia.

Facts About Latvia People Are Unaware Of

Aside from Latvia being beautiful, there are a couple of facts most people are not aware of. See this list for some interesting facts about the country:

Fastest Internet

Source: Mobile Life
Source: Mobile Life

Telegraph UK mapped out the world according to the speed of internet connection. Latvia is at the top 10, with speeds of up to 13.8MB/s. The country’s connection is faster than the UK’s (11.6MB/s) and the US’ (11.9MB/s).

Lots of Water

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

The Lonely Planet describes Latvia as “a tapestry of sea, lakes, and woods”. It has around 12.000 rivers and 3000 small lakes, and just add a bunch of beautiful beaches on top of that. If you love sailing or riding on boats, you know which country to visit.

Female Models

Source:photobombproduction.com; Ginta Lapiņa also featured image
Source:photobombproduction.com; Ginta Lapiņa also featured image

Except for Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania and Denmark which all rank higher, Latvia produces more female models than any country in the world. So it’s probably safe to say that Latvian women are stunning. There’s Ginta Lapiņa, Ingūna Butāne, and Julia Lescova to name a few Latvian models.

Oldest Flag

Source: crwflags.com
Source: crwflags.com

Here’s one of the many interesting facts about Latvia: the Latvian flag is among the oldest in the world. It has been used since 1280. It’s a simple carmine red with a single, white horizontal stripe. The carmine red on the flag is also known as Latvian red.

The Inventor Of The Jeans Was From Latvia

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

Jacob W. Davis was a tailor who was born in Jākobs Jufess in Riga. He migrated to the US in 1854. It was 1870 when he was asked by a customer to make a durable pair of trousers for her husband who was a woodcutter. He granted the request and patented the product after two years with the help of Levi Strauss.

The Miracle Drink

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Source: http://wiki.ifmsa.org/

One of Latvia’s traditional drinks is called Black Balsam. It’s made using 24 different plants, flowers, buds, juices, roots, oils and berries prepared in oak barrels. It could be the cure for the common cold. Legend has it that Catherine the Great took a sip when she was feeling ill during her visit to Latvia. She felt better after drinking the Black Balsam.

Based on these facts about Latvia, it is an interesting country to visit, don’t you think? There’s so much more to learn. Check out more of our posts on our blog for fun posts about Eastern Europe and its different cultures.

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Habits Happy Couples Have In Their Relationships

What do happy couples do to remain happy? That’s a good question! The truth is happy couples don’t have a set guide on how to make the other person happy or how to make the relationship work. Both people merely do what comes naturally to them.

Do These Things And You’ll Be One Of The Happy Couples

For us outsiders who need a little more practice when it comes to maintaining the happiness in relationships, it could be interesting to identify particular habits that happy couples do. We believe that the key to a relationship’s happiness could lie within these habits.

Listening

Listening is seemingly simple, but a lot of people have trouble with this skill. When in a relationship, a good set of listening skills can come in handy. This brings us to the first habit that happy couples do which is listening to each other. It’s not just listening to everyday stuff too. It’s listening when your significant other has something important to say – no excuses.

Morning Time

Everyone experiences a busy period from time to time, but a happy couple always finds a way to talk or spend time together. Commonly, when happy couples can’t find enough time to spend with the other, they converge in the kitchen for some breakfast each morning! This is a good idea because it sets your day up for happiness, given that the mood is light while you’re eating breakfast.

Small Surprises

Happy couples don’t always buy each other expensive gifts. What they surprise each other with constantly are inexpensive ones that have significance. For example, if you know that your girl likes tea sets, and you come across a really cheap one at a yard sale, buy the set for her. It’s the thoughtfulness in these small gifts that tell the other person you care.

Little Romance

Think of a small gesture that can make a moment more romantic. It could be leaving small notes, buying your girl flowers, or planning a simple dinner in your backyard. It is small gestures that happy couples like to do from time to time. They’re not grand gestures of love, but they certainly do the trick.

Remember that the happy habits that couples do are not limited to the ones on this list. Find your own way of showing the person you’re with that you care a great deal. Then, make a habit out of it!

The goal is simple: to make the other person happy. Don’t even think about yourself or the relationship. Focus on the goal, and you’ll form happy habits of your own sooner than you think. Check out more Anastasia Dating tips on our blog.

Dating Update: Is Breadcrumbing The New Ghosting?

What in the world is breadcrumbing? Apparently, it is a new online dating term that’s similar to ghosting. If you haven’t heard of those expressions yet, the main point you need to know is you should avoid doing both.

Breadcrumbing Explained

Before we get into what breadcrumbing is, let’s talk about ghosting so we have all bases covered.

Ghosting means that you go off the radar without any warning or explanation. For example, you’ve been talking to this beautiful European girl for a while. You, then, decide that you don’t like her as much, so you stop all communication with her without telling her anything – not even a goodbye.

Now, we can move on to breadcrumbing. It is a new term used to describe an online dater who contacts you on and off, not really making his or her intentions clear. This dater leaves enough “crumbs” for you to be interested but then disappears without a trace. After a few weeks or months, the dater resurfaces, starting the cycle of leaving crumbs all over again.

How to Avoid Breadcrumbing

Now, do you see why both ghosting and breadcrumbing have negative connotations? You have to avoid doing both at all costs because you don’t want to lead someone on only to break their heart in the end. Here are some tips on how to avoid ghosting and breadcrumbing:

  1. Be clear with your intentions. If you don’t like a person or if you just want to remain friends with a person, tell them.
  2. Don’t go for the easy way out. Telling someone the truth. It can sting a little, but it’s better than to leave them hanging.
  3. Be aware of your actions. Flirting with someone online is not a bad thing, but make sure that you don’t flirt too much to the point where a person mistakes it for you wanting to have a relationship.
  4. Communicate. Aside from being honest about the type of relationship you want, you should also be honest if you won’t be able to go online for a few days or weeks. For example, if you’re going on a business trip, or if you’re busy. This way, they won’t feel like you ditched them.
  5. All your decisions should be final. Before saying anything to the person you may be interested in online, make sure that what you’re feeling is not fleeting. If you tell her that you’d rather be friends, you cannot take it back.

Have you ever been “breadcrumbed” before? We hope not. For more dating tips, don’t hesitate to check out the rest of our post on our blog.

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