Latvia

SUMMARY

Latvia was my first of the Baltic countries and I immediately fell in love with the region. It is picturesque and I had such an enjoyable time walking around Riga. It was such a great city!

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Country #50 - Latvia

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Must see

Bastejkalna parks - beautiful park running through the center of Riga, surrounding the Freedom Monument

Vecrīga (Old City) - it's historic and picturesque. Make sure you see the Three Brothers houses and visit both Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's Church

Latvian National Museum of Art - great small art museum housed in a stunning building

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Euro, but I had no problem paying by credit card. 

Local TRANSPORTATION

I walked throughout my time in Riga. I used the bus and mini bus systems to go to and from the airport.

international transportation

I flew Ryanair from London (STN) to Riga (RIX). I flew Air Baltic from Riga (RIX) to Tallinn (TLL).

FOOD

I didn't have traditional Latvian food but I did have amazing hot chocolate! There are tons of food options in Latvia.

Hotel

  Opera Hotel and Spa  has generously sponsored my stay in Riga, Latvia. Click  here  to read about my stay.

Opera Hotel and Spa has generously sponsored my stay in Riga, Latvia. Click here to read about my stay.

PLUGS / ADAPTERS

Latvia uses European plug types C and F.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Latvia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens can visit Latvia for up to 90 days without a visa.

SAFETY

I felt very safe throughout my entire visit to Latvia.

SHOULD YOU VISIT?

Yes! Latvia was amazing and beautiful and so cute. I had a great time walking around Riga and would love to explore the country more someday! The Baltic countries are much less frequented by tourists than Western Europe but are definitely worth visiting.

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