St Peters Church, Riga, Latvia

Five Favorite Things in Riga

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 Town.   Not surprisingly, I adored Riga’s Old Town.  I loved wandering the streets and stumbling upon different squares or …

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Riga Dinamo goalie

A Night of Hockey in Riga

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 hockey game in my life, but I grew up going to high school hockey games in Minnesota and I’ve been …

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Riga town square

Riga: The Perfect Rebound

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 that Russia was horrible, but it was difficult at times and I had quite a bit of not-so-great mixed in …

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