Random notes on the travels of a Welshman who has been allowed out to play after finishing his chores. OK so I don't travel with my Aunt, but I am usually under the adult supervision of my long suffering wife.
I’ve left Aunty and Number 1 Daughter at home this weekend to attend the EDTNA Conference in Riga. Getting should have been easy with a plane from Cardiff via Amesterdam to Riga. But because of plane problems and missed connections it took me over 16 hours from leaving home to getting to my hotel! But I got here.
It’s not been all work while I’ve been here. I have had the opportunity to wander around the city, and I think over the last few days I’ve walked miles. The following are just a few photographs taken with the iPhone.
So, what do I think of Riga? I like it! It is large enough to have everything, but small enough to feel personal, approachable and discoverable. Many larger cities retain their aloofness, almost a sense of you will never know me. But Riga is different. Having been fought over and occupied by so many powers over the years from Sweden, Poland, Germany and Russia there are many different faces to the streets. But these differences are what seems to connect it all into a whole. Yes, I like Riga. And I recommend you come here.