It’s no secret that my first trip to Riga didn’t turn out to my liking. Part of the problem was that I didn’t get enough time there. And obviously the biggest part of the problem was me.
I had spent the last year trying to find a reason to get back to the city to find out what else it had up its sleeve. Luckily, I was able to recently do just that and surprise! I loved it.
Riga is really one of those cities that you must get out of the Old Riga to get a good feel for the city, however. While several travelers found Old Riga difficult to leave (because it is so pretty and charming), I didn’t…and was on the hunt for cheaper food and more of the local culture.
This post, my first one in nearly a month, is just to tell you to go to Riga if you have the chance. But go with a curiosity of the city and take the time to explore it. Most people will tell you that you can see the whole city within a day. I believe this is completely wrong. Sure, you can see all of the Old Riga within a day, but you can’t get a feel for Riga itself within a day. I was there for a total of nine days and still feel like I left without getting to explore parts of the city!
I’ll be back over the next few weeks/month to give a more detailed insight to my trip! I can’t wait to share!
**Very special thanks to the Latvia Tourism Board for hosting me in Riga. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.