The same evening we reached the capital of Latvia, Riga. Our accommodation was the Lidosta Airport, right next to Costa Coffee. The couch was so comfortable that we didn’t even look for a bed. Now if you wonder if we felt safe – yes, because a security guard kept watch all night, so we had no concerns about our suitcases. About the city, our friends reported that Riga is a very insecure city with a high crime rate and that we should take care of our stuff. However, we didn’t feel the same way.
The next morning, we took the first shuttle bus to the city, which cost us only 2 euros. Although we had no exchange rate advantage in Riga, since they also use euro as currency, we had it relatively cheap. In a small bakery next to the Orthodox Church we had a nice breakfast. The bakery was very small and very welcoming. The city itself is very classy and clean. The sights are very close to each other, so we were able to see a lot on foot. You didn’t have to be mobile there. I was so surprised and very pleased that flags from different countries were hung in many corners of the city. I think it is a very peaceful country that doesn’t struggle with many prejudices. What we really liked was that in the entire city Free Wi-Fi was and you were automatically connected.
In addition to the beautiful and colourful buildings, the women in Riga are incredibly pretty. Even I, as a woman, was looking after them. I think the minimum size of women was 1.70 m. Also, in terms of fashion and style, they’ve surpassed everything I’ve seen so far. Something funny we noticed was that the sellers understood us, but they always answered in their language =). I also heard about nightlife in Riga a lot, but unfortunately we were not there for so long that I could suggest something to you. Since Riga was our stopover, we spent only a few hours there and couldn’t really enjoy the city. But we were so fascinated that we want to go there again. But what I have to admit, when we were there, the weather was very windy and cold. Riga is for me one of the most modern and sophisticated cities in Europe. Unfortunately at noon we had to leave already. You will learn about our next stop, as always, next week.
- Old City Riga (Vecriga)
- Alberta lela
- Riga Town Hall Square
- St Mary’s Dome Cathedral
- Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis)
- Riga City Hall
- St. Gertrude Old Church
- Vanšu Bridge
- Nativity of Christ Cathedral