In checking the stats on this site, electricdaybook.com, it is interesting to discover that there have been 33 pageviews originating from Latvia. This is odd, but certainly very welcome. To all Latvians…. I say, “Welcome!” For those not familiar with Latvia, here are some fun facts: Located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe – bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus • Gained independence from the U.S.S.R in 1991 • Capitol is Riga, 2.2 million residents • Wildlife in Latvia include deer, wild boar, moose, lynx, bear, fox, beaver, and wolves – found mostly in the oak and linden forests • Member of the EU • Ranked above-average among the world's sovereign states in democracy, press freedom, privacy, and human rights. A greatNew York Times travel article covers the sites in Riga such as the former Museum of the Revolution (now called the Museum of the Occupation), wandering around Riga’s Old Town (Vecriga), and visiting the Central Market which has 1,200 vendors spread across five enormous zeppelin hangars.