A weekend getaway in Latvia. Restaurants in Riga. To eat, or not to eat? That is the question

Old Town, Riga, Latvia

If you’ve never been to Latvia and you wish to try something local, then I’d suggest visiting restaurant chain Lido. They offer homemade style food; affordable and tasty. And that’s where I go when I want to have a homey meal.

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A weekend getaway in Latvia. Riga

Old Town, Riga, Latvia

I was trying my best to look at Riga through the eyes of a tourist, but I failed. The streets just looked too familiar, and there were too many memories related to the city. I grew up here. I went to school here, college, university… I was not born in Riga, but I have spent most of my life here. So, no matter how hard I try to change my thoughts, I continue seeing Riga as my hometown and not as a touristic destination.

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A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Venta river. A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Originally me and my mom were thinking to go to Ventspils, since none of us have ever been there. But I thought it would be best to visit this city some other day and by car; the bus trip would be exhausting, because it takes over three hours, if I’m not mistaken.

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