We love them: the underdog, the hidden gem, the secret wonder so few know about! In my travels, I’ve discovered a few places like this.
It’s Faraway Friday, and this week I’m whisking you off to Riga, Latvia! This beautiful capitol city has so much to offer, and I urge you to take a trip there before everyone finds out about it! Here are 10 reasons you should consider a visit to this incredible city.
Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Today we’re remembering the delightful Baltic cuisine from our recent trip to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. What do they eat there? Find out below!
Our third and final Baltic stop is… Tallinn, Estonia! It is so hard to pick a favorite out of these three countries, but Tallinn definitely had its high points! We arrived by bus and took a taxi through the business area of town–not too cute. But when we arrived in the Old Town section, thisContinue reading “Tantalizing Tallinn”
Second stop on our Baltic getaway: Riga, Latvia! Riga is the largest city not only in Latvia, but also in all of the Baltics. It also boasts the most impressive collection of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Having just come from Vilnius, I found Riga to be a bit intimidating. How would we everContinue reading “Radiant Riga”
On our recent trip to the Baltic States, Steve and I decided that taking the Lux Express buses between Vilnius and Riga, then Riga to Tallinn, would be the most efficient for our travels. Buses are not that popular in the United States, but in Europe bus travel abounds!
Each year, Steve and I take 10-14 days in August to explore a new and faraway land neither of us has visited before. This year, it’s the Baltic States! Several people I’ve spoken with have been confused about the Baltics versus the Balkins, so I thought I’d shed some light on this former portion of the Soviet Union that sees so few American visitors!