The capital of Latvia . The largest city in the country . A third of the population in the country , live in Riga . Aproximately , 700 000 people . Architecture is very modern and beautiful . I like the city crossing by a river . Downtown is very small and nice to walk around .
About gastronomy . They usually use potatoes in the most of their dishes . My favorite was a salty yoghurt , very similar to Ayran ( turkish salty yoghurt ) . As street food they have a lot of bakery during the day . At night beer is very common , with the nice weather . Riga was very crowded at night . Bars and restaurant were full of people . It was high season , so many tourist .
Its very interesting country to visit . Its very new , they got independent from Russia at 90 ´s . Summer is the best season , the weather is really good . My routine was tourist thing in the morning : House of the Blackheads , Freedom Monument and walking around downtown . At night , the plan was hanging out . Bars close very late . At summer , when you are coming back home , the sun is already shining .
Prices are generally not very expensive . Despite of his currency latvian lat . When I was there , it was stronger than euro and English pound . A big curiosity I didnt know !! But prices were cheaper than Estonia and more expensive than Lithuanian , if I compare with the Baltic countries .
I met Spanish people and I spent a few days with them in Riga . Not too much tourist in the morning and too much nightlife .
From Riga I visited Liepaja . A small city on the South of Latvia . On the way to Lithuania . I was just walking around a few hours . The weather was really bad . So I finally decided to continue my trip . I didnt spend a night in Liepaja , I was run out of time .