Latvia March 2017

Latvia, March 2017: Riga & Cesis Video Moments

This week I've been walking you through our recent three day weekend away to Riga & Cesis in Latvia. We spent our time wandering through Riga's old town admiring the beautifully historic buildings as well as taking a day to venture out to Cesis where a breath-taking castle sits amongst a quiet town. While we wish we had more time to explore further, getting to experience both a city and a smaller town gave us a good feel for the country.

Latvia, March 2017: Riga & Cesis Video Moments

Latvia, March 2017: A Day Trip From Riga To Cesis

When visiting a new country or region, we’re conscious of capital-city-itis. As Americans, we would never want our country to be judged solely by Washington, DC, or even New York City for that matter. Even as adopted Brits, we wouldn’t want the UK to be judged solely by London. Even in smaller countries like Latvia, as visitors, we don’t feel comfortable experiencing a place only through its capital city.

Latvia, March 2017: A Day Trip From Riga To Cesis

Latvia, March 2017: Riga

Neither Riga nor Latvia come first to mind when thinking about Europe, but one of the benefits of having visited many of the Western, Central and Southern European cities and regions we wanted to is that we can start to focus on less visited, and in some cases more interesting and authentic, corners of the continent.

Latvia, March 2017: Riga