It’s not very often that you stumble upon a part of the world that you absolutely adore pretty much immediately, but that’s how I felt about Riga.
Recently we picked up a few cheap tickets to Riga in the Ryanair sale, which is totally worth keeping your eyes and ears open for btw. You can get a proper bargain trip to another part of the world.
We booked a couple of days off work and arranged for our four-day trip flying from Glasgow to Riga and staying at the Radisson Residence in the city centre which was ideal for exploring the city on foot.
Neither of us really knew very much about Riga as Latvia is a probably not the top of our bucket list places, or at least that was the case before we went. It was one of those spur of the moment choices that actually turned out to be somewhere we both fell in love with.
Riga is a huge mix different cultures all melted together into what can only be described as one of the most unique cities I’ve ever been to. On one side of the street, you could have a run down looking wooden building, right next to this absolutely stunning art nouveau building with the fanciest of cars parked outside.
There are so many things to see and do, that we were constantly on the move, exploring every possible side street and area that we could in the short time that we were there.
As you’ll see below I felt like I was non-stop snapping away and these are only a small selection of the images that we took over the few days.
If you’re looking for a city that has plenty of shopping, plenty of stunning buildings to look at, an abundance of historical and cultural places to look around, then I can promise you Riga has it all. Best of all it doesn’t cost a fortune to visit here or to explore and see a lot of the places of interest.
Go visit Riga, I can promise that you won’t regret it in the slightest.
If my writing doesn’t persuade you to go then hopefully these images may change your mind. Enjoy!