Feeling at Home in Riga: The Funky Hostel & Apartments

Riga, Latvia

It was like déjà vu all over again. I arrived in Riga, Latvia in mid-September – after three months of travel in Central Asia, visiting some of the most remote places on my itinerary and […]

Five Favorite Things in Riga

St Peters Church, Riga, Latvia

Coming from Russia, Riga was a breath of fresh air – love at first sight. While I only had a week there, I found a lot to love about the capital of Latvia.   1. Old […]

The Day I Spent in a Snowstorm in Sigulda

Turaida Castle, Sigulda, Latvia

I awoke early on my second to last day in Riga and peeked outside to see cloudy, but dry, skies. It didn’t appear ideal for a day trip to nearby Sigulda but I didn’t have […]

A Night of Hockey in Riga

Riga Dinamo goalie

As I approached Arena Riga, the home of Dinamo Riga, the city’s professional hockey team, I wondered if it would feel the same as a game back home. I have only been to one professional […]

Riga: The Perfect Rebound

Riga town square

Arriving in Riga after three months in Russia was kind of like meeting a new guy right after getting out of a rocky relationship. Absolutely everything about the city was amazing in comparison. It’s not […]