In Pictures: 48 Hours in Riga

About an hour ago I settled down on the sofa in front of the TV, laptop open and Jaffa cake in hand, ready to really go to town on writing a brief intro into what is essentially a post full of pointless pictures of buildings. But then Prince Harry started talking about Africa and I got way too distracted because just how deep is his voice?

Now ‘Emma Bunton’s Perfect Christmas’ is on VH1 and the sneaky little so-and-so has picked Two Become One as one of her favourite Christmas songs! How is that even a Christmas song, Ems?! Randomly sticking a baby deer in the last shot does not make it Christmas; we all know you’re just trying to rake in a few pennies from Royalties for your last minute shopping.

Moving on from the riveting subjects of British royalty and ex-Spice Girls…I went to Latvia last week.

That revelation probably doesn’t come as a surprise to many seeing as I’ve already written 2 posts about my time there and if you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen my absolute Instaspam of Riga photos over the last week or so.

It was my first time in Eastern Europe (that is to say further east than Germany – I can’t find a definitive explanation of what counts as “Eastern Europe”) and most definitely won’t be my last!

Riga is so beautiful.

Honestly, it’s such a photogenic city that I was walking around with my phone almost permanently out, snapping away at anything and everything. Seriously, there were times I had to stop myself from taking photos of bins and the floor and other such pointless shots.

Even though my time spent in Riga was slightly more than 48 hours, in keeping with the “48 Hours in…” theme I seem to have accidentally started for myself it’d be silly to change to “114 hours in…” now. And besides, almost all of the photos were taken on the same two days squashed in the middle of my holiday. So it counts, okay?!

Now without further ado, here’s a bunch of pictures which, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen. You’re welcome.

 

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5 Comments

  1. 19th December 2016 / 11:36 am

    My weakness when it comes to travel is nature and historic sites. I never heard of Riga and embarrassing to say I didn’t even pay attention to Latvia. But dang! They have magnificent architecture! Thank you for sharing this article, I now have a new target destination on my list.

    • rhiydwi
      19th December 2016 / 1:25 pm

      I’m glad I was able to bring somewhere new onto your radar! Latvia as a whole looks beautiful – I was only able to make it to Riga due to time constraints (and it being the middle of winter!) but would love to go back one day and explore a little more.

    • rhiydwi
      24th December 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks Amy, I feel like it’d be right up your alley this time of year! x

  2. 27th February 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I walked around Riga taking thousands of photos too, not of every bin though! My favourite photo from these you’ve posted is the Freedom Monument, you took this from a great angle and the sky looks perfect (it’s better than my Freedom Moument photo!). The day I walked around Riga was raining with melting snow on the floor so you were lucky with the weather.

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