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Riga a pleasant gateway city in the Baltic states


A little more than two years ago, I had never heard of Riga, the capital of Latvia. In recently chiding myself for not remembering my European capitals from sixth-grade geography (I am 58, after all), I was reminded that Latvia probably wasn't considered an independent country with its own capital 40 years ago and that I had probably only learned that Moscow was the capital of the Soviet Union on my world map.

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