What to do in Riga – Lativa

View Across Riga

If You Like Latvia – Latvia Likes You Back in 2012 the Latvian Institute and the State Chancellery of Latvia came up with an innovative advertising campaign to make more people aware of their exciting country.  “If You Like Latvia – Latvia Likes You” invited visitors to like the country’s Facebook page in exchange for making bread.  Every time someone liked their page a wooden log branded with the Like symbol was put into a real Latvian bread oven.  When the oven reached the right temperature, loaves of Latvian rye bread were…

A Trip to Cesis – Because if You Like Latvia, Latvia Likes You

Cesis

Cesis – Medieval Splendor on the Gauja River Valley We recently took a fantastic trip to the Baltic countries of Estonia and Lativa.  We started off in the Estonian capital of Talliin, which we really enjoyed.  If you are interested to find out what to do in Tallinn check out the post I wrote on this part of our trip.  After a fab time in Tallinn we then took a tour to with down to Riga, the capital of Latvia.  On the way there we spent a few hours in…

A Tour from Tallinn to Riga

A Tour from Tallinn to Riga

After enjoying a wonderful 4 days in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, our next stop was Riga in Latvia.  The 2 cities are about 300 km apart and our challenge was how to find the best (and most interesting) way to travel from Tallinn to RIga with 5 of us and all our luggage.  You can take the various planes, trains and automobiles approach but for us the plane was too expensive, the train was perhaps a bit complicated (there’s no direct train) and I didn’t want to drive myself…