As Lonely Planet explains it, “Jūrmala (pronounced yoor-muh-lah) is a long string of townships with Prussian-style villas, each unique in shape and decor,” and is “the Baltic’s version of the French Riviera”. In other words, it’s a beach resort area (near Riga). Click here for my photos of it! The two main touristy towns are Majori and Dzintari, but my photos are of Majori & Dubulti (I’ll explain why in a second). (more…)
Continuing with the photos associated with my 2008 trip through the Baltics, today’s album features Riga. Mostly all I did there was take the two long walking tours laid out in my tourist pamphlet—and, thanks to Riga’s incredible architecture, this might just be the best thing that a person *can* do there! Every building there cried to be admired.