3 weeks ago we were a party of 31 going to Riga, Latvia for a weekend trip.
Latvia is one of the Baltic states and shows very well that it has been under Russian influence and on the other side of the iron curtain.
We lived in the old part of town, right behind the Riga Dome.
Riga is a strange town, where you can see how powerful this town has been, with its rich architecture, and how poor it is now, worn down and with few people in the streets.
Latvia is very bad off from the economical crisis, worse than Island, but we do not hear much about it in the papers, and it came as sort of a cultural chock to us.
Riga was an experience, in many ways, and I even was very close to get robbed, but I do not keep my valuables in my rucksack, thank you.
The local market was spectacular though, but we did not take out the cameras - to many people.
This owl needle keeper is soooo cool :-)
Will we go there again ?……. well…….. it looks like many of the party of 31 want to go back next year, but I am not sure if I will join or not - time will tell.