Travel Blogs from Riga
... very comfortable, 2 storied coach with tea, coffee, toilet, wifi and personal video screens in every seat for the 4 hour trip to the capital city of Latvia, Riga. Very stylish!
Mandy caught up on yet even more sleep while Steve watched the "Life of Pi" on the personal screen but missed the last 10 minutes of it as the bus pulled into Riga. Someone please help - did Richard Parker survive or was it all just a metaphor for Pi's survival ...
Making our way to Riga in Latvia was interesting, they have a serious problem with keeping their roads maintained. But Riga itself was great having amazing buildings with so many small cobbled alley ways packed with restaurants,cafes, bars, nik-nak shops and everything else. All being unique with their own character,with no large chain company's that we are used to. Deciding to do the sights we planned our route starting with the house of ...
... back to Liva's apartment I was struck with jetlag and slept for 3 hours until we went to dinner to celebrate Dennis's birthday. Dennis is the brother of Liva's host mom in the United States. They were visiting Liva as well to celebrate the Midsummers Festival and to spend time with Liva and her family. We went with Liva's mother and boyfriend to a restaurant along the river. I used the Latvian that Liva and others had taught me to introduce myself and I have to say that it felt ...
... a red sauce. Both were quite good. Typical food is usually some pork and potatoes.
Tomorrow is my last day in Riga and Latvia. My guide is going to take me out into the countryside and then bring me back in time to catch my overnight train to Moscow. My journey is almost done. So I think I need to go re-arrange my suitcase. It has gotten quite a bit fatter and heavier in my ...
... themselves as the new destination hotspots for Europeans. And rightfully so, it is beautiful here and rich in history and culture. Tomorrow we head west to the coast which is about 150 km away. We're trying to take a bus, to save three days riding time, but it is proving difficult. Picture a stout old Russian woman in an apron, with a sour expression and a wooden spoon in her hand saying, "...iz forbidden to take bik." So we'll see. Everyday is an ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet