Riga, a Fusion of Flavors

“The glutton is the least honorable individual when it comes to gastronomy, because he ignores its principle element: the sublime art of it is in chewing!”

Honoré de Balzac

Latvia is situated in northern Europe, bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south and Russia to the east, and the influence of each of these countries has always been present in the Latvian capital. In order to get to know Riga – the city our team will visit mid-July – a little better, and to observe how it is influenced by other countries, we bring you a post focusing on one of the strongest pillars of international culture: gastronomy.


Riga, Latvia | Creative Commons

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Riga, an Unknown Treasure

Alt Experience, along with other groups of the 5th edition of UAB’s Master in Travel Journalism, met for one of the most awaited sessions throughout the course: that of the destination lottery. Glasgow, Berlin, Sofia, Naples, Riga and Marrakech were the proposed sites and everyone was full of nerves, ready to launch their travel projects.

We were selected to draw as the fifth of six teams. With only Riga and Naples left, we had a fifty-fifty chance of selecting the location we knew we’d love to spend our travel time and, as fate, luck or whatever else may have it, Fede hurriedly opened the envelope to flash us the name of the Latvian capital, RIGA!


Travel to Riga

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