Hello, Foreigner! Now Get the Hell Out!

  • 2009-04-30
  • By Karlis Streips
One would think that at almost any time, but particularly during an economic crisis, a country would be just delighted at each and every tourist who crosses its border with the intention of spending some money at restaurants, theaters, clubs and hotels. Indeed, the development plans of virtually all of Latvia's parishes and other administrative divisions are chock-a-block with information about what tourists can do there. True, local attractions are often limited to a particularly large rock or tree, which is both a bit pathetically endearing and also a bit heartbreaking, but at least the e...
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