When I was flying back from Finland last Sunday, I had to change planes in Riga. The 10h wait in between seemed daunting until I realized that I could actually make the most of the day and visit Riga. I took the inter city bus 22 from the airport and passed through charming decayed neighborhoods, which me and my camera will definitely come back for. The Old City of Riga was beautiful, the sun was shining and the cobblestone streets were filled with musicians giving their best and tourists with their eyes aiming up at the gorgeous art nouveau buildings. I had lunch at a cute place called Garaza (the Garage) just around the corner from the Cathedral Square (Doma laukums) and for a while it felt like I was on a road trip; the food was good too and I enjoyed the rustic atmosphere of the place.
On an evening walk through Sablon to meet my friends for one last dinner (at least for a while) at Kokob many colorful details caught my eye: From blue sheep and balloons to chocolates in all the colors of the rainbow.