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Riga, Latvia

Nightlife, humor, kindness--and maybe a little vodka--help the hearty residents of Riga get through the Baltic winters, which add another dimension of personality to this Latvian city. The Riga personality is perhaps best illustrated by its local liqueur, Riga Black Balsam, which some say is so good they can't get enough of it, and others liken it to sweetened motor oil. Whatever your taste, the Art Nouveau-loving city is enjoying its independence from the Soviet Union, and the future is looking bright from its perch in the center of the Baltic Peninsula.