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A to Z Travel Blog - Latvia

Updated: Mar 14

Latvia located on the Baltic Sea in between Lithuania and Estonia. Has long spawling beaches and dense forests. The capital Riga has lots to see and do from visiting one of its many galleries, museums, wandering around its medieval old town and admiring the 360-degree views from St Peter's Church. Did you know it is also known for it's Amber, Black Balsam and wellness spas? Here's what you need to know about Latvia.

A to Z Travel Blog - Latvia

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Getting to Riga

I flew from London Gatwick but there are also direct low-cost flights available from Edinburgh and other regional and international airports. Baltic Airways offers a no-frills experience on there 2 hours and 45-minute flight.

For the best available fares with all airlines to Riga visit Trip Advisor.


There are several accommodation options available in Riga and the surrounding areas. I stayed for 10 days and was looking to experience not only the city from a visitors perspective but also from a local's.

So I opted to stay at an Airbnb. I must say this was the best one I have ever stayed at. The hosts had thought of lots of little things like breakfast, transport and activity folder. They even left me s