Riga blew my mind! We arrived by bus, driving by various Soviet-era apartment buildings and ended up at the bus station (which looked a tad rough to say the least). After the initial shock though, you quickly see the beauty of the place.
We stayed with a couple who were both composers, writing pieces for the national theater and various kids musicals. Our time in Riga was amazing and again, we got to hear about the Latvian way of life, of their struggles and how they are now making their way through the depression.
The place surprised me with it's architecture and most of all, with all the amazing people we got to meet.