I started my research activities in Latvia in the 1990s when preparing my diploma paper and later my doctoral thesis. In recent years, I have been working on my habilitation paper. During all these years my working conditions in Latvia have been as good and pleasant as in the years, when I started my research in my homeland. I could sincerely recommend everyone to apply for the Latvian state scholarships enabling you to do research in Latvia. Also, my personal contacts here have been so great that I have been visiting Latvia several times per year. Latvia has become my second homeland.