10 travel tips for Eastern Europe
A mix of medieval and art deco charm, embellished with maritime flair - Riga is rightly known as the pearl of the Baltic. The Latvian capital, located on the Baltic Sea, was founded in the 12th century by German traders. In the old town center they built proud churches and residential buildings. Equally magnificent is the New Town's art nouveau district which boasts no less than 800 buildings.