Let's go to the swamp with Anete!

Our favorite YouTuber, Anete Germane, is back with another in her series of 'Irregular Latvian' online videos and this time she has chosen a subject the attractions of which may not be immediately apparent to non-Latvians: the swamp.

Her 'Ode to the Latvian swamp' provides a wealth of information about this under-appreciated landscape which in its own way can rival the soaring mountain, the vertiginous abyss and the wide sweep of the mighty ocean for beauty, if only you can get past the dampness and the smell of decomposing matter. 

While Latvia may be completely lacking in mountains, somewhat deficient in the abyss department, and the Baltic is among the world's more modest and shallow seas, we are certainly not lacking when it comes to swamps, bogs, mires, quicksands and other places where you can feel the ooze between your toes and horseflies in your hair. 

Latvia's swamps are rich in folklore and very specific words, so let's dive into the swamp with Anete and discover a few of them!

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