Travel Blogs from Riga, Latvia

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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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... I got a chance to wonder and " get lost" in the winding streets of beautiful old town Riga.  °The history of Latvia also dates back to the the 12 th century. They were also conquered multiple times by their powerful neighbors ...

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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... very nice to us with pleasant weather and temperatures. That certainly helped making it a more enjoyable trip. Leaving Riga on a Sunday afternoon flight to Madrid (via Copenhagen), it also takes this year of travel to an end (almost ...

Regal Riga, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Regal Riga

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... Norwegians are famously hospitable and the airline ticket lady changed the first half of my trip for me. So now I'm in royal, regal Riga. What a fantastically beautiful city. Dubbed the "Paris of the East" it is easy to see why. Art is everywhere. Riga ...

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 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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"Is that the only shirt you brought with you?" Ellen asked as we walked hand-in-hand along the canal in Riga, Latvia. "It says where I'm from and I'm proud of that. I wash and dry it in the night while you sleep, my pretty little bird." Beautiful ...

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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... 't deny the deportations. There appears to be a few issues that the EU will have to work at sorting out in Latvia. Tomorrow (Wednesday) I leave Riga for the last stage of the EU Charity Cycle. Only one capital left. I am taking the scenic route via ...

Latvian Laughter!!, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Latvian Laughter!!

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... from work was organizing a stag weekend a shudder ran through my body. But then when I heard it was going to be in Riga, Latvia - I ran home packed my Oversized Mexican Hat and started to practice singing loud and obnoxious songs at the top of my ...

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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... flight to Vienna was the following morning. Phone calls were made and finally that is how it went down. An afternoon and evening in Riga, one of Europe's city gems, was the best that could be made of a bad day. And none of us really complained that ...

Riga - party time, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Riga - party time

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... of speed for us. The pressure is off to run around seeing all the touristy sights that have been on offer through Russia. Riga, whilst beautiful with plenty of its own historical touristy things to see and do, seems to be a place where people just ...

Mid Baltic, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Mid Baltic

A travel blog entry by jag

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... 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 about it, a ...

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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... 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 group ready to ...

Cruising South, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Cruising South

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... , I still have along way to go through Europe. The weather has been treating me particularly well, beautiful bright hot sunshine and Riga is perfect for lounging around! There are so many cafe's and eateries here, it seems that half the world must ...

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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Riga, Latvia - Some call it the 'Paris of the North', some 'The second city that never sleeps', for everyone, this is Riga. A city with some of the most impressive art nouveau architecture in Europe. Gargoyles and praying goddesses line the buildings ...

Art Deco, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Art Deco

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... on toast that Lucy had, which we couldn't see the cheese !!! But the winner was the venison goulash.   And finally   Riga was fun, the city was nice but having experienced Ukraine, I think that they are lucky that the cheap flights haven't ...

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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... - even more than shock and awe! It was the chain of people that went from Vilnius (capital of Lithiania), through Riga (capital of Latvia) to Tallinn (capital of Estonia). A human chain of over five million people from all three countries linked arms ...

Day 91: A cold day for exploration, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Day 91: A cold day for exploration

A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber

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... to go back out into the cold. On our second venture out we stopped by the clock tower so that Johnny could get his LATVIA! picture. This picture has a history with his band days at Ohio University. Short story is that another sax player in the band was ...

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 ...

The bright side of Latvia, Riga, Latvia travel blog

The bright side of Latvia

A travel blog entry by renard

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... postcards and Jorgen, the Norwegian guy from the meeting, joined us as we met him by chance on the street. I really enjoyed my stay in Latvia, mostly for the people, but the little I've seen of the land is very nice too. On to Vilnius (photos at a later ...

Loving Latvia!!, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Loving Latvia!!

A travel blog entry by binni

... ;up to the 26th floor of a hotel where we scored an amazing view of the city.  We had some lunch at Latvia's Sizzler - Lido - good Lithuania food (I think?) and about £2!! Went to the Occupation of Lativa museum this afternoon - this ...

Riga, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Riga

A travel blog entry by danskgirl

... ) and people watching til the small hours. So I am sure you're dying to know what happened when we checked out of our 5 star? We got charged the 3/4* rate I told them on check in, alriiigghhht. So liking Riga (apart from the crook taxi ...

Latvian life and leisure, Riga, Latvia travel blog

Latvian life and leisure

A travel blog entry by mrsmac

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We have had a lovely couple of days in Latvia. We travelled yesterday from Vilnius, encountering rainy conditions along the way. The most rain was when we stopped at the Hill of Crosses. This is a site of pilgrimage  where hundreds come to place a ...

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