Riga - Wish I got there earlier.
I guess you could call us a group of 'off-beat' sorts. We weren't to bothered with Riga to begin with, but once we got there after our road trip across Lithuania to see friends that all changed. I photograph textures, most notable urban decay and deconstruction - Riga was bursting with incredible work. Fantastic buildings and long roads i could get lost down for hours. Wish we got there a day before - there were some great design shops, 2nd hand stores and bike shops just closing.
Insider Tip:Old town is crappy - full of rich white families buying crap. Wander round the streets, pop into some cafe's (Big Bad Bagels was pretty good - near a gib red church - can't remember it sorry). KGB museum was good although little trick - go at 4pm if you're not bothered by a tour, as it closes at 5pm and you can look round from free. Chompsky bar was the best, plus we were in the hostel above which a gem in itself. Cigarettes/ tobacco a little more expensive than Lithuania, food in old town is London prices