Tallinn, Estonia’s medieval capital – is a city of two halves. At its heart, the Old Town is an enchanting mix of cobbled streets, red-roofed city walls and church spires. At the perimeter, alternative neighbourhoods such as Kalamaja are nurturing cutting-edge Estonian art, culture and design. Starting in the Old Town, prepare to be charmed. […]Read More
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Riga is a little beauty covered in snow; the Art Nouveau rooftops all fairytale-like, but I was keen to get out to the countryside for a bit of peaceful hiking. 50 km from Riga, the town of Sigulda is the gateway to Latvia’s largest national park – the Gauja. As well as a starting point for trails and hikes, […]Read More
Riga, somewhat of an undiscovered gem. I knew little about the country before the trip – the capital of Latvia, a former Soviet Union country, successful in the Eurovision contest and popular with scores of British stag parties. As city breaks in the winter go, choosing to go somewhere already colder than your home country […]Read More
From Europe’s largest market to Russian dumplings – Riga has plenty of budget conscious options for all tastes – from gourmet to simple, local food. On a recent trip to Riga, these were amongst my highlights. 1. Niklavs |Marstalu 1 – Decent value lunch spot Niklav’s specialises in a mix of Latvian and European dishes. […]Read More