Philip Birzulis was born in Sydney, Australia, but has lived the last 20 years in Riga, Latvia. He has written extensively about politics, society and travel for The Baltic Times, Riga in Your Pocket, Business Central Europe and other publications. Philip is also the founder of, a comprehensive guide to hotels, restaurants and sights across Latvia, all of which he has personally visited, photographed and written about. Philip has also almost completed studies to become a Riga tour guide. He has a son, Ilmārs, and a dachshund, Pirāts. Recently launched a weekly PDF guide available at Travel in Lativia to accompany its extensive online arts and entertainment calendar. Connect with Travel In Latvia on Facebook and Twitter and Humans of Riga here.