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Vecriga: UNESCO in Latvia

Apart from the multi-national Struve Geodetic Arc (more on that later), the old town of Riga is the only site in Latvia protected by UNESCO.

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Art Nouveau in Riga

I first visited Riga in 1992, shortly following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Today’s Riga is an entirely different story.

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11 fave hotels of 2008

We stayed in plenty of hotels in 2008, some good, some not so good, some blah. Here are my fave hotels of 2008 – in no particular order.

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