It’s hard to write an enthusiastic foreword when a steady deluge of rain is turning a blanket of white snow into a grey, slushy nightmare just outside your window. The damp and dark do their best to gain a foothold in your soul in February and March and it’s easy to give into an all too inviting depression, but we at Riga In Your Pocket aren’t made of cotton candy and we’re happy to see the silver lining, no matter how dim, in this much maligned season of the year.So what to do? Well, why not absorb some local culinary culture by embracing your inner glutton at a weekend brunch? You can also learn how to avoid the pitfalls of Latvian cuisine or how to impress your better half on Valentine’s Day. Already tired of wining and dining? Get out and about by taking a tour of the city’s open-air Art Nouveau gallery that is the city centre or see how pagan Latvians celebrated Lieldienas (Easter), long before Christian crusaders arrived on these shores. Hundreds of other ideas for keeping boredom and darkness at bay are available for your perusal on this site.