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Latvia's most visited tourist attraction — Rundāle Palace

Ever since Riga was voted Europe's Cultural Capital 3 years ago, it came under my radar.

But that wasn't the only reason.... the country had intrigued me several months prior when a friend of mine had described it so articulately: that if Latvia were a person, she'd be owning several passports! Indeed, having at some point been ruled by Germany, Soviet Union, Poland and Lithuania (and several other regional powers), the country, and particularly capital Riga is a happy melange of distinct multi-cultural layers that permeate on the roads, the parks, the architecture and the people. Add to this, the surrounding bountiful greenery which makes this country a live tapestry of nouveau art towns, medieval castles, woods and rivers.

The five days I spent here were beyond amazing - a combination of Riga sightseeing, free walking tours, the KGB HQ and day trips to smaller towns. Infact, if there's one thing I enjoyed more than the country, it was the wonderful ol' fashioned hostel I stayed at. Brought back great memories of my travelling 10 years ago, and who knew I was so good at beer pong?!

As I always do, here's a "best of" list of photos for those that don't have time to read the whole blog!

delsol67 says:
I love it there...thanks for the reminder of how beautiful it is
Posted on: Aug 09, 2017
starship1 says:
Vikram, You've done it again! Congratulations for having today's featured blog!

Latvia is definitely a country on my wish list to see!
Posted on: Aug 09, 2017
sanfoodie says:
Congrats on this being featured! Well done
Posted on: Aug 09, 2017
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Latvias most visited tourist attr…
Latvia's most visited tourist att…
Landmark, Gothic-style property re…
Landmark, Gothic-style property r…
Art Nouveau architecture in Riga m…
Art Nouveau architecture in Riga …
Cēsis Castle (from the 13th centu…
Cēsis Castle (from the 13th cent…
spring bloom at its best!
spring bloom at its best!
My hostel (on the left). This road…
My hostel (on the left). This roa…
Riga as seen from the skyline bar …
Riga as seen from the skyline bar…
Old Town Riga
Old Town Riga
Old Town Riga
Old Town Riga
Latvias most visited tourist attr…
Latvia's most visited tourist att…
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