The Eastern European republic of Latvia won its independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990's. Situated between the two other Baltic Sea nations of Estonia to its north and Lithuania to its south, it is home to incredible views of the Baltic, ancient trading towns and seaports which line that body of water, some of the best preserved castles in Europe, and dense forests, previous wetlands, and countless lakes in the interior. The country features brilliant Fall colors in September and some of the world's best winter scenery in December, while its summer months offer some of the best spots for canoeing and kayaking in Europe. Its capital city Riga, whose Old Town is home to numerous famous churches and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently appeared in the #2 spot on Trip Advisor's list of Europe's top destination on the rise. Many of these sights are captured in these incredible drone videos of this Baltic nation. Aerial photo: "Spring [in Latvia]" by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot nils sokolovs.
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