Riga's thriving bar scene could be mistaken for hipster-heavy Berlin.
Lovely old Europe, once vibrant, feels dog-tired, swamped by tourists and in need of a good lie down. But not the Baltic States.
Ravishing Riga hides a secret within the folds of her ornate civic garments.
Riga has embraced its Soviet-era past while enjoying something of a renaissance.
Feel the former Eastern Bloc shrug off its dour image in the Latvian capital city, where a demure facade gives way to a place of surprising life and energy.
Flat terrain, ancient castles and picturesque lakes and forests: Few cycling routes offer as much as the Baltics.
Ute Junker looks back on the hottest destinations of 2014 and explains why they are the sizzling places to be.