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If there was ever a compilation listing of the top 10 restaurants in the Baltic region of Europe, no doubt the list would have to include many of the establishments that you would experience while visiting Riga, Latvia’s capital city as well as the largest city in the country. Riga is also the second largest city overall in the Eastern Baltic region. By far, it is the most cosmopolitan and vibrant city of the area so you will find a number of opportunities to experience international cuisine as well as the local foods.

Riga Latvia Fruits and Vegetables

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The capital city of Latvia is Riga, as well as the largest of the Baltic States’ cities and the Eastern Baltic’s 2nd largest city. As there are numerous redevelopment projects currently underway in the city, Riga is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance and turning into what is sure to be one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. With the numerous pubs and cocktail bars in Riga, it is one of the continent’s most popular tourist destination for those loving lively evenings filled with dancing and drinking.

Riga Latvia View

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Not only is Riga becoming a popular destination for weekend and longer breaks but its airport is also fast becoming a major transport hub for the Baltic region. The airport is situated only about eight kilometres west of the city making most transfers simple and straightforward.

Riga airport

Most visitors to Riga will find it easier by far to jump on the bus service that runs between the airport and the city centre. read full article

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Latvia is a very popular tourist destination, especially for those individuals who are looking for a great winter skiing holiday or vacation experience. The ski season in Latvia starts in December and concludes in April.

Latvia: ski resort

Currently, there are 19 different ski resorts in Latvia, all of which offer great cross-country skiing opportunities. Because the counrty lacks in speed slopes the opportunities for downhill skiing are few. However, there is sufficient terrain to accommodate anyone that loves to ski, whether a beginner or an advanced skier. Moreover, most ski resorts in Latvia offer nice accommodations and ski tutelage. read full article

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For the less informed, Riga is the capital of Lativa, the Baltic state sandwiched in between Lithuania and Estonia. Because of its stunning architecture, it’s becoming increasingly popular with tourists all over Europe.

24 hours in riga

But before we start, it’s time for a word on climate. Latvia feels colder than the moon in the winter months, and I speak from unpleasant personal experience of not having brought enough insulating clothing. Unfortunately, to combat this, many of the establishments you may visit have the heating cranked up to excess, which means you spend half your time taking clothes on and off like some sort of high-energy circus act. Because of this, it’s more advisable to visit in the months of June, July, and August where temperatures average around 17°C, not exactly toasty, but manageable. read full article

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