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On to another Medieval town, Riga, Latvia travel blog

On to another Medieval town

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... like Germans, Swedes,Poles and last but not least Russians. for the better part of the 19th to 20th century , Latvia went through the similar tragic story like its neighbors. They eventually declared independence in 1991 after the dessolve of Soviet ...

Our jaunt around the Baltic States., Riga, Latvia travel blog

Our jaunt around the Baltic States.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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We finished our five days jaunt around the Baltic States with two weekend nights in the Latvian capital of Riga. Out of the three capitals we visited on this trip, Riga is the only one that really has some size to it and hence also some of the ...

Wow REAL Medieval Castles, Cesis, Latvia travel blog

Wow REAL Medieval Castles

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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     Today I am taking my excursion out of Riga, a change of pace from city life to country life.      A quick hour on the train, I am already in the city of Sigulda. This were the ancient Livonian knight's ...

Regal Riga, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Regal Riga

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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Yesterday was really blurry after a sleepless night at the Oslo airport. I'm amazed to be here at all as my flight was for the other Oslo airport, almost 200k from Oslo, Sandefjord. But luckily Norwegians are famously hospitable and the airline ticket ...

Crossing the Baltic Again, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Crossing the Baltic Again

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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This journey, takes me by boat from my new favorite city of Stockholm, Sweden back across the Baltic Sea to Riga Latvia. I made a complete circle around the Baltic with the help of a young lady in Tallinn, Estonia. She hooked me up with great tix on 3 ...

Guns and Bungy - The way FORWARD, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Guns and Bungy - The way FORWARD

A travel blog entry by catters

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... than a buzz but only a lead up to what was to come. If someone had said that I would be bungy jumping from a cable car in Latvia for under $50 Australian I would have laughed at them but thats exactly what I did. It was AWESOME. One of the most insane, ...

More Latvian History, Riga, Latvia travel blog

More Latvian History

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... in 1939.  Latvia and rest of the Baltic states declared independence after WW I. After the Russian imperial army left, Latvia wqas quickly developing into a democratic country. However, in 1939, the Soviets and Nazis signed a secret pact allowing the ...

Return to Riga, Riga Again, Latvia travel blog

Return to Riga

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Back from Day ...

Back to Riga, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Back to Riga

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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Riga and CNN, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Riga and CNN

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... if they didn't become the US's new best friend. For the first time in history a U.S. President will visit Estonia, Latvia's Baltic neighbour. It's being said around Old Town Riga that everyone is overjoyed except the Estonians. At that point it ...

Riga - Home to Eurovision 2003, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Riga - Home to Eurovision 2003

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... of that and go to the pub! ;) There's also a very impressive 'Occupation' Museum that details all atrocities committed against Latvia over the years. I think Eastern Europes whipping boy could be a good nickname for Latvia, in fact for all the Baltic ...

The Night Train to Russia, Riga, Latvia travel blog

The Night Train to Russia

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Countless stories have been written and movies made with the night train as a backdrop. For me it's a romantic adventure, hurtling through the night from one town that I've just gotten used to, to another that promises to be more exciting, or sometimes ...

The lat. What's that all about?, Riga, Latvia travel blog

The lat. What's that all about?

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Life is short and the world is wide - Simon Raven · Riga, Latvia. · Prague time +1hr · Days to get to Prague - 5 Latvia and Latvians Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic's, is a major shipping center sitting at the ...

Rolling to Riga, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Rolling to Riga

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... from some sources that there are a few problems, such as ethnic Russians cannot get a Latvian passport, despite being born in Latvia, unless they renounce being Russian. This means that many people cannot travel, as they can get neither a Russian passport ...

Latvian Laughter!!, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Latvian Laughter!!

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... and with the informalities completed the previous week, it was time to visit a land of culture and architectural wonders. Latvia, a small Eastern European country which nears the border of Russia it is still an unvisted country and untouched by the ...

Riga capital of Latvia, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Riga capital of Latvia

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... hands and not get soap in my eyes looking for the button when the water goes off! Unbelievable comfort! Overall, the housing in Latvia is timber and rather run down, with poor workmanship on plasterwork. Many of the roads are cobbled. There is also a ...

An Unexpected Layover in Riga, Riga, Latvia travel blog

An Unexpected Layover in Riga

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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.Flying from Tallinn to Vienna was a bit of a screw up. The airline attendant at Tallinn airport told us that we'd have no problem making our connecting flight in Riga, but that even if we did, the plane would wait for us because we were four people ...

Riga - party time, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Riga - party time

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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On friday the 21st, we finally rolled into Riga at the end of our little road trip. Sad to say goodbye to the little red beast (Opal Astra hatch...) that we called home for the past 4 nights. found a car park on the edge of Old Town, filled the meter and ...

Mid Baltic, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Mid Baltic

A travel blog entry by jag

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... to have an early night sleep last night but ended up watching MTV all night. Anyway up at 6am to catch the bus into Latvia today. Before I knew it I was in Riga the capital. It has a completely different feel than Estonia and has a very Russian feel ...

The Latvian Swiss Alps, Sigulda, Latvia travel blog

The Latvian Swiss Alps

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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The Latvian Swiss Alps ?? Well that's what it said in the Lonely Planet. Our point of view.. Not quite Mr Lonely Planet. It was nice but I guess we were expecting some nice snowy mountain scenery, with picturesque villages and some cute cows with ...

A Night in Jail and Jumping out of Planes, Riga, Latvia travel blog

A Night in Jail and Jumping out of Planes

A travel blog entry by catters

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... brilliant as the bungy, which was one of the stand out moments of the trip. Yesterday we had difficulty arranging our skydiving in Latvia, from the old Riga airport. It forced me to make an effort running around the hostel ensuring we had a big enough ...

Cruising South, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Cruising South

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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Riga goes to sleep in the early hours of the morning at wakes up at about 2pm; but you don't have to travel far out of the city to remind yourself that life beyond the superb bars and cafes in the cobbled streets is not all a big party (for some). ...

The meat of the Baltic sandwich, Riga, Latvia travel blog

The meat of the Baltic sandwich

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... great and her generous nature greatly appreciated. We set off to a little theme park to grab some dinner and my beer for Latvia. I wasn't sure whether to include the next bit but I feel it's important to include travel frustrations. We were to catch ...

Art Deco, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Art Deco

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We love collecting sets. Lucy and myself have all the five Latin Euro countries, three short of the Med countries and have been to all the Western Euro ones, but back in October last year, we started a new set. Countries of the former Union of ...

Refused Boarding (& We Were Only In Transit!), Riga, Latvia travel blog

Refused Boarding (& We Were Only In Transit!)

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Here we are in the beautiful city of Riga, Latvia -  by default. Now you might be thinking there has to be a story to this! Our motto is "Whatever happens travel gives you a story to tell". So hear is the story.... It has been quite a harrowing 24 ...

Hospitality city, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Hospitality city

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... suitable and until today, I am still wearing these dead shoes, just walking very carefully! Something that I didn't know about Latvia was everything. No one teaches us Australians about these Baltic states and I was so shocked by the suffering that ...

Slippery slopes, Sigulda, Latvia travel blog

Slippery slopes

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... go - all the time I was laughing at the look on his face... So we left Ben on the side of the road in the middle of snowy Latvia and we continued on our way to Sigulda. By the time we got there it was dark, as tends to happen in this part of the world ...

Mīlestība tas vieta!, Saulkrasti, Latvia travel blog

Mīlestība tas vieta!

A travel blog entry by nayda_dew

Утром мы собрали все вещи и отправились к ...

Farewell, Latvia, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Farewell, Latvia

A travel blog entry by samuel.rachael

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... on every level of the experience. We have had some really great opportunities over these past six weeks spent here in Latvia... It has been very busy moving about from place to place but definitely an enriching experience - being stretched and ...

Traveling in Latvia / Unterwegs in Lettland, Pērkone, Latvia travel blog

Traveling in Latvia / Unterwegs in Lettland

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad

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... did not before). Night today on the previously best campground (4Lat's = ~ 9 CHF, goodbye expensive Scandinavia :-) ************************************ In Latvia ist es für Töfffahrer nicht so knackig. Es geht viel geradeaus und wegen des Waldes links ...

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