Latvia was my first visit to a Baltic country, and it didn't disappoint. Its capital, Riga, is the biggest city in the region and one of the most interesting cities in the north of Europe for a short break. From a beautiful medieval Old Town to one of the best Art Nouveau architecture in the world, Riga was a big surprise and I enjoyed every single moment that I spent in there. Here is what you can expect to see if you have 48h to spend in the Latvian capital!
Also, Latvia is a country rich in history, castles and beautiful scenery. During my weekend in Riga, I wanted to explore beyond this big city and decided to visit the renowned Gauja National Park, located less than an hour away from the capital. The day turned out to be a fascinating hike in the snow. For a good reason, this park is known as the Switzerland of Latvia!