Latvia is a tiny Baltic state - still considered off the beaten path for those who visit Europe. We only visited the country's beautiful capital - Riga (as a stopover on the way to the completely unknown Kazakhstan).

The city turned out to be charming, very well maintained with nicely cozy, narrow streets and colorful architecture. The food was especially nice and so cheap. Riga is perfect for a weekend city break - it's not expensive, easy to reach and still not that overcrowded. To find more detailed info, take a look at the article about this hidden gem.