Latvian is like a box of chocolates, layered with different flavors as a result of being part of Germany and then Russia, with a tribal past as its center. As a famous ancient trading point, Latvia has a rich cultural history full of folklore and folk songs, with over 30,000 different recorded melodies passed on. Did you know? Latvia’s 500k coast used to be an ancient hot spot for amber. In the Middle Ages, amber was more valuable than gold in many places, and Latvian amber was known as far away the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. Another “golden reason” to learn Latvian!