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... Tavegyl or similar)
· Anti-diarrhea medicine (take strong and for different causes – infection, poisoning)
· Tablets or gel with antibiotics for wounds, scars, rush
· Patches, roll bandage
· Anti –inflammation, anti-ache tablets & gel
No need to take anti-cold, runny-noise medicine, as climate helps to deal with that in few days, or use ...
... and Riga still manages to retain that aesthetic appeal it is famous for.
Although the Old Town is nice, its outer suburbs are a big throwback to occupational Soviet times with red brick communist style housing and concrete Soviet factories scarring the landscape. This basic disregard for any flow and planning to beautify the area proves the half/half theory that I have been pushing. Basically in these areas, it is grim, grey and depressing.
... there aren't many tourists at this time of year, the pub crawl consisted of only 3 people, us and the guide. Not really what we had expected. We went to two bars, had a bit of a random chat with the guide and sang a bit of awful karaoke. The night ended when we were a bit drunk and the police pulled up and told us to go home.
Waking up this morning, I felt terrible but Kerry is lucky and felt fine. We had planned to have a chill out day ...
We arrived in to Riga and were greeted by our Couchsurfing host Janis, who took us straight to the beach for a game of football with a couple of his pals. Never would have imagined Latvia had nice beaches, but they are so nice that the area is flooded with Russians in the summer who have built grotesque footballer style mansions along the coast.
We got on really well with Janis and he convinced us to stay a third night so he could take us for a Friday night out in Riga.
... independence on August 21st, 1991. Located on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the River Daugava, it is home to 21st century industry and modern hotels, evident by the increasing number of skyscrapers spreading outwards across the river. Its population now exceeds 650,000, who celebrated the city 800th anniversary in 2001. Riga will be the European Capital of Culture in 2014.
From Cari and Greg: Our tour of Riga, the capital of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility