When my wife and I visit a city for the first time, we like to use a walking tour as a means of learning about specific landmarks, history, culture and way of life. This tour, led by Liga, ranks with the best that we have done. Despite the wet weather, we had the opportunity to see everything available - Freedom monument, Art Nouveau area, Old City, Powder Tower, Cat House, Three Brothers, Swedish Gate, St Peter's and Blackheads House. Liga ensured a comfortable pace, with a break for coffee and a chance to sample black balsam. Finishing at the Central Markets, with the opportunity to try Latvian food such as rye bread w hemp seed oil, smoked pork and cheese, was an enjoyable conclusion to a great experience.