Visiting Riga in the beginning of January was a little cold and grey. I was here with the three Norwegian girls I lived with when I studied nursing for a semester in Australia. The snow was very much present in the streets and very wet, so I think boots would have been the best choice. Unfortunately for me, my feet were damp and frozen all weekend.
BUT, it is not all bad, except for the cold weather, Riga´s old town has some amazing and colorful buildings. I don´t think the grey sky will give the city its well deserved credit, but hopefully my pictures will convince you that in the spring, summer and autumn this a city to experience.