Virtual friends become a real couple

  • 1999-08-12
  • Katya Cengel
Two years ago 22-year-old Kerry Long would have thought the idea of his marrying a Latvian woman absurd. The Pennsylvanian grocery-store worker had never left the country and did not even know where Latvia was. But thanks to an Internet chat room he is now in Riga planning his wedding to 22-year-old Latvian- Australian Andra Bernsons.While the Internet came later to Latvia than to the West, it has been growing quickly since it appeared in 1994. Bruno Martuzans, director of educational programs at the Latvian Internet service LatNet, estimates that about 80,000 Latvians, 3.1 percent of the p...
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