I wasn't sure what to expect in Riga. I pictured it being a bit gray and plain and full of apartment blocks that all looked the same. But I was pleasantly surprised! The old town is colorful, there is a variety of architectural styles seen throughout the city, and they have some lovely parks and green spaces.
Have you visited the Baltic states before? I was fascinated by the little bit of Latvian history I learnt while I was there. If it wasn't for this work trip, I probably would have never gone to Riga (well, maybe not never but it definitely is not on my list of priorities) and now that I've been there, I think it could be worth a second trip!