Karsava is located approximately 140 miles (225 kilometers) from Riga, the country's capital.
Staying in only one place will only ever provide you with a limited view into the broader rhythms and life-ways of a region. So try to set aside some time to explore Latvia's range of attractions. If you have time, head 16 miles (26 kilometers) where you'll find Ludza. Here you can spend an hour or two visiting the Ludza Park and Ludza Castle Ruins.
If the weather isn't ideal, don't panic, Latvia boasts a range of history museums and mansions, guaranteed to keep culture vultures entertained. If the sun is shining, take the time and discover Latvia's open-air museums.
When the temperatures climb, do what the locals do and head to the area's waterways for a few hours of kite surfing or sailing.
The food enjoyed by locals is an important part of any area and a great way to get to know a place. Potato as well as egg are common ingredients used in meals in this area. Galerts (jellied meat) and karbonade (breaded pork chops) are common meal choices for visitors and residents alike. Taste fruit compote after your main dishes. This is a common choice for locals. The bars in Latvia commonly serve Uzavas, so be sure to try one if you enjoy good beer.
You won't want to say "Uz redzēšanos" (farewell) to this magnetic part of the world.