About twenty years ago, if you told your friends and family that you wanted to take a vacation in Riga, Latvia, they would have thought you were mad.
“Why not go to Spain or America?” they would have suggested. “It’s nice and normal there.”
But the capital city of Latvia is now one of the most appealing cities in Europe. It has a rich heritage and history and boasts some stunning points of interest, including the Botanical Gardens. The city is prosperous and conscious of the role art places in society, and was selected as one of the nominees for European Capital of Culture in 2014.
The Iron Curtain of its Soviet past is fast becoming a distant memory.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE