Mum, Bean and I took a quick flight over the Baltic to Riga after the wedding of Tin & Linus. The place has a long history of abuse from before it was even established in the 1200’s to the last Russian troops leaving in 1994. Despite this it is emerging as one of Europe's top holiday destinations with loads of stuff to see, eat and drink.

If you go to Riga on holiday get the Riga Card which gives you loads of discounts and free transport. Vodka is shit cheap and lots of very leggy young ladies stalk the town - not that I was looking... Recipe for disaster really.

© paul houthuyzen 2012