Riga, Latvia - 2 days in the Baltics February 13th 2006 Latvia - Riga (13 Feb - 15 Feb 2006)
“Where the hell is Riga?” That was the first thing Jodie said to me when I suggested we jet off to the Latvian capital for a two day city break. “And why on earth would I want to go there?” was the second.
I was prepared for both questions. “Riga is the capital of Latvia. It’s near Russia, and I’ve looked—”
“Rus ... read more
Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of... ... read more
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