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    The languages of the Baltic resemble Sanskrit. There are also people in that region who have an elements producing characteristics that are not the result of dinaricization. Rather, the elements of the older Indo-Europeans as the eastern Europeans have more of a true connection to the Aryan Scythians, Alans, Sarmatians, etc. than do the western Europeans.



    http://www.balsas.lt/03/27/pushas.jpg

    Both are Lithuanians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exiled View Post
    The languages of the Baltic resemble Sanskrit. There are also people in that region who have an elements producing characteristics that are not the result of dinaricization. Rather, the elements of the older Indo-Europeans as the eastern Europeans have more of a true connection to the Aryan Scythians, Alans, Sarmatians, etc. than do the western Europeans.

    http://www.balsas.lt/03/27/pushas.jpg

    Both are Lithuanians.
    Excuse me for being so brash, but both these individuals are hardly representative of ethnic Litvins.
    Both of them are Rossiyanes, translated into English as ''Russian'', citizens of the Former Soviet Union. The one on the left, could pass for a Gypsy or someone from the Caucus, and the one on the right, an Ukrainian Jew.
    There aren't a whole lot of Litvin in the world. But I knew someone in class who was an ethnic Litvin. He looked a lot more like the original poster's pictures, than the one Exiled submitted
    Last edited by TheGreatest; 12-24-2008 at 08:41 AM.

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    Nice bice. I visited Riga this summer, and I loved it. Used to be the biggest city in Sweden, mind you.

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    Talking Mans gliseris ir pilns ar zuiem

    My friends from Latvia are here, I am so happy! They brought me champagne from Riga and I learned two new words yesterday: Velns! and krēsla. I am anxious to learn more!

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    Thank you for the beautiful pictures of Latvia. I would love to visit some day, after I visit Lithuania, Poland and Germany.

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    Thank you for the pictures. Very beautiful country.

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    It looks like a country without extremes (in mountains or low points). Just endless forests, a couple of cities, some towns, villages and rivers and some pastures- a very calming landscape.
    I have heard that the Baltic has some unknown gems like spa's and beach resorts hardly known in Western Europe..


    I am going to add one picture that I stumbled upon while browsing Wikipedia for pictures (and ending up on a Latvian article)- the River Salaca in Northern Latvia.




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    I'd go there in a heartbeat! It looks so beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawspeaker View Post
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]It looks like a country without extremes (in mountains or low points). Just endless forests, a couple of cities, some towns, villages and rivers and some pastures- a very calming landscape.
    Yes true but we have mini ski resorts too! Small hills but there are lifts and prepared slopes! Never say to Latvian people that they cant ski! We are very proud to have ski hills in our flat country ^_^

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    And we have ski maps for that! lol!



    Other ski region is Baili...



    With GIGANTIC course.... !



    I have heard that the Baltic has some unknown gems like spa's and beach resorts hardly known in Western Europe..
    There are some but the Baltic sea is quite cold so you must like it. If you look mediterran water you are wrong here. But our water is very clear!
    Last edited by Inese; 03-21-2009 at 06:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inese View Post
    Yes true but we have mini ski resorts too! Small hills but there are lifts and prepared slopes! Never say to Latvian people that they cant ski! We are very proud to have ski hills in our flat country ^_^
    LOL, that's an old joke of mine: "What is the difference between a Dutchman and a Latvian on skiing holiday? --- The Latvian at least manages to get to the skiing station, unlike the Dutchman he knows how to at least drive a car over snow."

    We Tyrolese call these skiing resorts a "baby hill". But all the more treacherous they are, as people who like I have been skiing since they were 1 1/2 years of age or so are easily tempted to just go for the direct way down, which makes you all the more prone to falling, I once had a terrible skiing crash at approx. 80-90 km/h (luckily escaped unhurt) because my ski simply came off after it bumped into the other. Damn snowboard trails making the resort unrideable at 3.45 PM...

    Perhaps I shall try my luck one day at skiing in Latvia. There's so many wondrous things to do on a flat slope, as long as it isn't a dry slope (first time riding on a flat portion of a dry slope also resulted in a terrible fall, the ground resistance's much like skiing on gravel.

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