Tangled up in things to do in Riga, Latvia | Baltic Trip Part 3

Stopping off at Riga Central Market

The next stop on our Baltic trip was Riga.  We arrived in the capital of Latvia suitably relaxed and refreshed and got off at the main coach station to start our Latvian travel adventure.  We had to walk through the Central Market to reach our accommodation and it was bustling!

Riga is the largest city by population in the Baltics and the Riga  Central Market is not only the biggest market in Europe but also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The raw hustle and bustle of daily life at the market was a marked difference in atmosphere to the picturesque Tallinn.  The energy that hit us immediately after stepping off the coach widened our eyes and only increased our excitement for things to do in Riga  during our 3 day stay in the characterful city.

Riga has a beautiful Old Town filled with Art Nouveau buildings, but unlike Tallinn it feels as though the Riga Old Town is for locals as much as tourists.  It is abound with fashionable boutiques, galleries, hip restaurants and bars.  After a relaxed day of discovering the Riga’s old town, we hit a few of these bars.

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Baltic Coach Trip (and some Sea and Air)

From Finland To Poland, travelling through Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

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Planning our itinerary around South East Asia got us thinking about our Baltic trip largely done via coach. During our research it’s become obvious that travelling around SE Asia is not the quickest.  Our Baltic coach trip was the complete opposite, and also cheap and comfortable to boot.

Lux Express, one of the largest coach operators in the Baltic region allowed us to travel quickly, cheaply and in great comfort between Tallinn and Parnu in Estonia, through to Riga in Latvia, and then onto Vilnius in Lithuania.

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