My name is Philip Birzulis, and I love showing people around Latvia! My grandparents all came from this beautiful Baltic country, but they left to escape the horrors of war and communism. So I
grew up in the rich traditions of an emigre Latvian family in Australia. Folk dancing and choir singing, my mum's delicious piparkūkas (gingerbread) and pīrāgi (bacon buns), and much more...
After finishing a history degree, I decided to explore Latvia in 1994, supposedly for a few months. But I was so enchanted by the place I decided to stick around. The beer is excellent, the
landscapes are stunning, and there's nothing like plunging into a hole in the ice after a hot sauna!
I've worked as a journalist, translated many books from Latvian to English, and have been a tour guide since 2015 . My tours reflect both my love of history and continuing fascination with Latvia
today. There are loads of intriguing stories, plenty of jokes, and music to give a rich sense of the gorgeous places we visit.