I'm back

RigaSo, that’s me back after four fun days away. Riga was a lovely place to visit, and Berlin – where Justin and I stopped over for a day – is definitely somewhere I’d like to go back to.

Riga was in many senses a typically Eastern European capital city – a mix of quaint, brutal and modern architecture, with stoic people, solid food and regular trams. There was lots to see in and around the gorgeous old city, which was thankfully not too over-run with English hen and stag parties, and there was a nice compact feel to the place.

There was lots of fascinating history too – the Museum of Occupation portrayed the terrible struggles the wee country has faced last century what with Fascists to the left of them and Commies to the right of them. And of course the highlight of the weekend was Latvia 4-0 Iceland at the Skonto stadium.

Sadly, though, the weather in Latvia wasn’t particularly baltic.

More about the trip in the next few days, and watch out as I upload photos.

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