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French photographer to cross Latvia’s territory on foot this February

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Autor: http://latvia2014.blogspot.fr/Stephan Soudiere, a 43-year-old photographer, plans to cover more than 500 km on foot, walking approximately 20 km per day.

This will be his way of testing his equipment and himself for his upcoming winter march: he plans to travel Russia’s northern territories alone. This expedition is scheduled to begin next year and will last for three years.

He plans to prepare photo report about his adventures in Latvia. This gallery will compile Latvia’s winter nature and hospitality of Latvia’s residents.

‘I have always been enticed by nature’s mystery and mightiness and people I randomly meet, especially old people, whose faces always have a story to tell. I am also fascinated in the idea of going hiking in winter. When I was in Latvia for the first time ten years ago, I fell in love with winter. When I had to decide where I would go to prepare for my three-year hike, I knew exactly where I would go,’ – he said.

He will begin his hike February 6th in Latvia’s most western point – Bernati. He plans to reach Latvia’s eastern point by the beginning of March.

He plans to regularly publish the photos he will take along his journey on his blog: http://latvia2014.blogspot.fr/.

Soudiere is a lawyer by trade. He has worked in France, Luxembourg and the UK throughout his career. In time, however, he discovered a fascination with photography. He has accomplished much in this field in France. His other passion is hiking. It is something he often does in the French Alps, Morocco, Georgia and Russia. He likes these countries because of their vast territories and untouched nature. However, in order to prepare for his big expedition, Soudiere wants to first travel around Latvia and visit places such as Riga, Cesis, Jurmala, Sigulda, Kuldiga, Pavilosta and others.

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  1. Ab says:

    That’s very nice! I’m from Cesis, it’d be awesome to meet him ;-)

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  2. Amanda Hirst-Whyte says:

    Hi Stephan! We would like to wish you all the very best with your adventure! I am Australian and my heritage is Latvian….my husband is Canadian. we live in Australia. My husband James ran across Latvia in July/August 2012. Myself and our 3 year old (18 months at the time) daughter were his support crew, following by car and staying in the various places with him! James ran a total of 425kms..(from Liepāja in the west to Ape in the east. He ran an average of 33km/day..taking 13 days to complete…..we all loved it!!!
    Amanda, James, Annika …and now Emīlija.

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  3. JEAN LOUIS says:

    DE TOUT COEUR AVEC TOI JL

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