I got a little lost one afternoon in Riga and stumbled upon Apsara Tea House by accident. It was starting to hail, and I was still testing my luck with no umbrella so I ducked into this pagoda style tea house near the river.
The view from St. Peter’s Church gives me major Prague vibes.. except better because Riga is just as charming and it hasn’t been taken over by hordes of tourists.
I’m an avid seeker of European WWII sites, so it’s no surprise that a trip to the Latvian Holocaust Museum was in the cards while I was in Riga.
I stumbled upon Black Magic on accident while walking around Old Town Riga. I’d actually never heard of Riga Black Balsam before, which is not normal for me since I always research what types of alcohol each country is known for before I go.
It feels like every time I open my computer these days, I’m writing about a different Old Town. While I love visiting them for historical (as well as obvious visual) reasons, I’m usually left feeling slightly annoyed by the crowds of people who share my same love of old cities.
On our most recent Europe trip, Nick and I split up for a few days and ventured separately to different countries; he played a show in Germany and I explored Latvia. While in Riga, I had the opportunity to stay in the 5 star luxury hotel, Gallery Park Hotel and Spa.
Montenegro is one of the most popular day trips from Dubrovnik, and for good reason. Not only is it easily accessible from Croatia, but it’s high mountain peaks and fjords give you a completely different change in scenery.
Having just driven in from Dubrovnik, Nick and I decided to keep our medieval walled city streak alive by making Old Town Kotor our first stop while in Montenegro. The triangular old town, which sits tucked up against the mountains, is much more mellow and quaint than it’s Croatian neighbor.
Along the scenic, windy road around the Bay of Kotor sits a picture perfect little town located on the water’s edge. Perast is tiny, in fact, you could make it from end to end about 10 minutes if you’re walking slow.
I live for one of a kind experiences and ‘off the beaten path hidden gems. The kinds of places that aren’t crawling with tourists, and have have yet to climb the ranks of TripAdvisor. When we were in Montenegro, I stumbled upon such a place.