Our visit to Riga serendipitously coincided with the annual Harvest Festival. Vendors were set up everywhere and Autumn produce overflowed from large crates.
School children dressed in traditional garb waited to take the stage.
We caught a glimpse of a colorful painting on the side of a nearby building.
While we were admiring our surroundings, we were approached by 3 college students on a type of scavenger hunt. They were tasked with trading something small that they had for bigger and better things from the tourists in the area. I rooted around in my bag but all I could find was 3 American pennies and a wet nap from Yamamori Izakaya in Dublin. That was good enough to get me a green pen from their university. I think it was a worthwhile trade!
We injected more than 3 pennies into the local economy by picking up a pair of metal earrings from a local artist before continuing our exploration around Riga.