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A travel blog entry by valfinucane


... is flagging and grateful for the coffee stop after a brief drive around the town. We then walk around the Old Town for another 2 hours but we do see all and get into the cathedral at the end which houses the 4th largest pipe organ in the world but it looks tatty and in need of restoring. Then at last we go to the hotel for a nap before dinner at seven. After dinner we watch the end of the football Germany v France in the bar that the former win 1-0. We then stroll ...

Day 91: A cold day for exploration

A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber


... snowflakes. They looked a bit out of place with no real snow around them, but were pretty none the less. We also saw the giant statue of a lady holding up stars (the freedom statue?). Instead of heading into the center of old town we kept to the outside and walked past the Riga Castle. It was not much of a castle as far as pretty towers and detail go, but I guess you could call it a castle. There was a bunch of restoration work going on on the exterior... so maybe it ...

Рига Adventures: Week 3

A travel blog entry by michaelrab09


Although I missed the usual Thursdays that I upload my blog, I think this week's is extra special. I spent the entire week with the program in Latvia, the crazy country sandwiched between Estonia and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea.

To start off, we flew on a propellor plane that probably seated exactly 40 people (the amount of people in the program). On the dark side, the constant ...

A World of Laughter, a World of Tears

A travel blog entry by davefremland


... a very relaxing time alone in my room, I ventured out, down the longest street in the city, heading in the direction away from the center where, there is an older neighborhood exhibiting the old style of wooden buildings which were once associated with poor or working class areas but are now being restored into high-end boutiques and restaurants.

The buildings are so charming in their simplicity, that the younger citizens today, are now ...

Never trust your first impression

A travel blog entry by ttschuringa

Riga is definitely a beautiful city. Well that's actually what any foreigner would say if he had not seen the suburbs. I’ve been to some of the suburbs yesterday and it was as if the Soviet era never ended. It reminded me of my idea of Chernobyl, the endless desolated concrete blocks. Quite depressing and I did not expect that here at all. Anyway enough about that.

I actually overslept yesterday, yes I know it was just my ...


This hostel, located on Merkela Street 1, Riga, is near The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, House of Blackheads, Town Hall Square, and Central Market (Centraltirgus).
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