I still can't imagine that a day trip in this big city is not really enough to see the place. It is not really a day trip but I can say a half-day sightseeing. That was quite a long drive from Klaipeda, Lithuania going to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. We had a bus trip there and it took us quite a long time to reach Riga due to many stop-overs and the highways and roads are not really good compared to other European countries like in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium or France.
|The House of Blackheads in Riga's Town Square.. Taken during our visit last September 2012.|
In short, we arrived in Riga very late in the afternoon and it was raining. Our tour guide who grew up in Lithuania told the bus driver the route to go so that she can partially introduced to us Riga. After almost an hour of going around the city with the bus, we proceeded to our hotel. We had an overnight in Maritim Hotel in Riga. If I am not mistaken this is the biggest convention hotel in the city.
The next morning, we had a sightseeing by foot and probably it only lasted for around 3 hours. Not really enough to see the whole city. The most important thing is, I had seen some of its sights. Among the few are Livu Square, House of Blackheads, Statue of Roland, St. Peter's Church, Museum of the Occupation of Riga (but not inside), Riga Castle, Riga Cathedral and some other more.
That was only a short visit but at least I am happy to be there!
|Livu Square in Riga, Latvia. I was there!|