Rupert Parker explores this little known part of Latvia, the birthplace of artist Mark Rothko.
Stuart Forster is no stranger to destinations off the beaten track and on this trip to Latvia, he visits the country’s less familiar second city.
During 2018 commemorations will be held in Latvia to mark a century since the country gained independence. Riga, the nation’s capital, straddles the River Dauguva and has much to offer travellers who enjoy good food, architecture and history.
Riga is a walking city, just the right size for a weekend break, and the old town, which has now been fully restored to its former colourful glory, contains many hidden gems that you’ll just stumble across when you explore all its little winding back streets.