We also took our time to really do our homework on this destination by surveying a bunch of people on Couch Surfing for the best bars, clubs, restaurants and other activities (click here for an Excel spreadsheet, places we actually visited and approve of are highlighted).Although we had a gigantic list of recommendations we ended up finding a couple of favorite bars near our apartment and just hanging out there the whole time.The city will be the European Capital of Culture in 2014, along with Umea in Sweden.Riga is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic states. Riga is one of the key economic and financial centers of the Baltic States. With 658,640 inhabitants (2012), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia`s population.The city is an important seaport and a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltic Sea region.The ethnic Latvians are slipping away at a rapid pace.
The younger ladies will most likely understand and speak English.
Riga is definitely a place where you should stay in an apartment near the center of town.
Charlie and I were able to rent a two bedroom apartment right smack in the middle of all the action for 35 EUR per night.
They wear a lot of cosmetics and make sure to paint their eyes and faces with great detail in order to accent their prominent features.
Latvian women carry themselves with great confidence and are proud to be feminine.