Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trip to Riga

Last week we had a nice time in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. We had to go for business reasons, but we had a lot of time to be tourists, too. We took an overnight train there and back, and we had a total of 5 days there. It was a cold week, but we still enjoyed lots of walking and sightseeing. Riga is a very nice city, with a quaint historic section of town. Winding cobblestone streets, small houses packed tightly together, churches dating back to the 1200s. It had a real medieval feel to it. Most of the historic buildings had been destroyed somewhere along the way, especially in WWII, but have been rebuilt. Here are some pictures from the trip.