The term “The Baltics” has traditionally been known to comprise Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. A region rife with war and occupation for more than seventy years, these three countries have emerged from the Cold War hotter than ever. Brilliantly preserved medieval towns, fascinating sites and jaw-dropping natural beauty at wildly affordable prices have made the Baltics Europe’s number one destination. This combined with extremely affordable flight connections to both the rest of Europe and North America make now THE time to visit this hidden gem.
Latvia is truly a unique melting pot of East and West. Fairytale castles offer the perfect entree to a thriving - and growing - gay scene. Riga’s piece de resistance is definitely its countless, perfectly preserved collection of Art Nouveau architecture. A charming Old Town, booming cafe culture and excellent museum make for a brilliant few days. With much of the city’s population comprised of native Russians, both culture and language remain incredibly diverse and add one more element of mystery to this former royal city.
Latvia Gay Scene
While the gayborhood revolves entirely around one main club - Golden - the gay community is both welcoming and close-knit. Theme nights (most recently an underwear party) keep the scene fresh and ever changing. Whatever your fancy, Riga is yet another city filled with small-town charm.