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Scrapbooking our weekend in Riga

Riga is a Baltic gem, approximately 3 hours from the UK by plane. It has the architecture of Scandinavia and the spirit of London, Paris or Rome, yet it has a distinctly Baltic feel. We visited the Latvian capital in early March, after finding a brilliant deal last October. For somewhere that’s not particularly easy to get to, I was amazed at being able to find flights for £80 each and hotels in Riga city centre are extremely affordable, so booking a trip to Riga was a no-brainer. From the moment we arrived, the city was photography gold! Everywhere I looked there were beautiful buildings, archways and intricate alleyways. I took lots of photos of all of these things and then picked my favourite photos to print when I got home. A couple of weeks after our trip, I started putting these photos in my scrapbook, alongside tickets and leaflets from the weekend away. Starting with my Ryanair boarding pass, I filled the next 8 pages with written and visual memories of our Latvian travels.

Pages 1 and 2 of the Riga section of my travel scrapbook - arriving in Latvia and exploring Riga's Old Town

Our hotel had lots of city maps and leaflets in reception and you can see them presented on the first few pages. I found some Latvian stickers during our first few hours in Riga and these are also scattered throughout the Latvia pages of my scrapbook. They were such a lucky find, as national flag stickers are not particularly easy to find online.

Pages 3 and 4 of the Riga section of my travel scrapbook - seeing the Daugava River for the first time and visiting a city art gallery

My prints were purchased from Printiki, who I’ve frequently ordered from since I collaborated with them on a Canada scrapbooking post last September. Printiki prints are much more creative than regular 6 x 4 prints and I love how they look against the black pages in my scrapbook.

Pages 5 and 6 of the Riga section of my travel scrapbook - dining at Rozengrals Medieval restaurant and viewing the city from above

For decorations I used my favourite luggage tags from The Works, patterned washing tape from Hobbycraft and tan-coloured ruled labels from The Range. I used these materials to break up the postcards, tickets and photos laid out across the pages. Speaking of postcards, I found lots of lovely ones whilst browsing gift shops in Riga. I settled on the 3 pictured below, as I felt they were very different to other postcards that I’ve picked up around the world.

Pages 7 and 8 of the Riga section of my travel scrapbook - dining at Colonel Brew Pub & Kitchen in Riga's Old Town and the journey home

I really enjoy scrapbooking our adventures and it was so much fun getting to organise my postcards, photos and tickets from the trip in such a creative way. If you’d like to start scrapbooking yourself, I’ve written a post about my recommended scrapbooking starter kit, which features lots of the materials that you’ll need. Scrapbooking is such a relaxing hobby!

Have you ever been to Riga? What did you think of the city?

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Love Kat xxxx



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