Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pleasantly Surprised in Riga

I was in Riga two weekends ago for a work trip. The company I work for has offices in the two other Scandinavian countries, as well as in Finland and Latvia and every year, all the offices go on a trip together and this year it was Riga! 

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! 

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