Latvia is alive with vibrant cities, tantalising beaches, historic towns and a busy network of forests and rivers.
Latvians are proud of their past and much time and effort has been spent preserving their architectural history. Once you’ve had your fill of Baroque, Art Nouveau and Renaissance wonders, head to the nearest beer garden and make friends with some of the liveliest locals in Eastern Europe.
Latvia at a glance
Riga (population 874,000)
(GMT+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius
Type C (European 2-pin) Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)