Snapshots of Riga

 

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For our 10th wedding anniversary we decided to go on a short city break to Riga in Latvia. Having visited many European cities we wanted to go somewhere new to us, not too hot and preferably somewhere with an old town and Riga fit the bill perfectly.

I was both nervous and excited about this trip. Nervous because it was the first time we were leaving the girls with their grandparents for the weekend and excited because I hadn’t been off the island in 2 years, not since our trip to Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands in 2014.

Well the girls were practically angels for their grandparents and Riga did not disappoint! It turned out to be the perfect choice for a charming weekend getaway filled with cobbled streets, medieval buildings and pretty autumnal gardens. My favourite city moment was strolling hand in hand through the many central parks that Riga has to offer, it’s a wonderfully chilled city and incredibly family friendly.

Latvian culture really intrigues me and I definitely want to return and explore this country more fully, next time with my kiddies.

Have you visited any of the Baltic States?

5 thoughts on “Snapshots of Riga

  1. Marilyn October 3, 2016 / 09:21

    Riga looks amazing. Love the buildings and especially the wooden windmill and house. I just love going on city breaks. When you suggested to us to go on a Baltic Cruise with you in 2010 I had never thought about going to those countries. It turned out to be one of the best holidays I have ever been on and the countries visited were all amazing to visit. Countries visited: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Germany and Russia. You also started me on city breaks with your suggestion of a Christmas Market break in Budapest in 2014. You are so full of great ideas!!

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    • theopenhome October 3, 2016 / 12:32

      Who needs a travel agent when I’m around! 😉 The Baltic cruise was a great holiday and a great introduction the northern Europe. You can never go wrong with a European city break in my opinion and you can never go wrong with Budapest!

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  2. Idle Emma October 4, 2016 / 00:50

    It looks so pretty there, I’m so jealous!

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      • Idle Emma October 4, 2016 / 13:17

        I’m getting a very long travel list going on, I better hurry up and figure out how to become a millionaire so I get through it!

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