|Sigulda, The Gauja Valley - LATVIA|
Friday, August 23, 2013
Gauja Valley, Sigulda - LATVIA
Today I received my first official card from Latvia, showing a wonderful photo of the Gauja Valley (Sigulda). Thank you very much Maija for this beautiful card. Flying in a air balloon is one of the many thinks I really wish to do one day, and doing it in the mist of a valley seems just perfect! This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
The picturesque ancient valley of the Gauja River has been attracting tourists from all over the world for centuries, and not without reason – Gauja National Park is the most popular tourist destination in Latvia. Its first visitors were hiking in the Sigulda area with walking-sticks as far back as in the 19th century and the evidence of this is the engravings left by them on the sandstone walls of the caves.