Riga Archive

The best craft beer in Riga, Latvia

You might not expect Riga, Latvia to have a huge craft beer scene, and at first glance, you’d be right. However, recent entrants to the market give Riga an exciting beer future. The craft beer wave is sweeping through Northern Europe and slowly descending downward and eastward. Estonia has a particularly robust scene that rivals […]

Riga, Latvia – Museums & a tough 20th century

Riga, Latvia shares a similar history with the rest of the Baltic region. During the 20th century, Riga was constantly stuck between two massive powers, Germany & Russia. The city, along with the rest of Latvia, found itself being passed back and forth between the two, with brief periods of independence as well. Here’s a […]

Riga, Latvia – Exploring the Old Town

I arrived in Riga, Latvia early in the morning before my hotel room was ready. I left my suitcase at the hotel, and set off to explore the Old Town for a while. The entire Historic Centre of Riga is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. My first stop was obvious. On my way […]