Address: Merkela Street 1, Riga, Latvia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Merkela Street 1, Riga, is near The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Town Hall Square, House of Blackheads, and Central Market (Centraltirgus).
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A travel blog entry by sojanet on Dec 15, 2014

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... the guards remained unmoved while we were there. We climbed up the bastion hill to get a view of the surroundings. Everything is really close in old town. The map makes things look further away than they actually are! The powder tower looked interesting, like a princess would be stuck at the top of it. We didn't learn what it was.. Wikipedia will have to do. Like Sweden, many museums are closed here on Mondays, including the national history museum that we were planning ...

Sleepless in Tartu

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Aug 30, 2014

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... But that was quite the non-event: just a blue EU sign with Latvia written on it. Coming into Riga, there were lots of cars parked by the forest roadside. I could see people wandering through the forest, so I’m guessing they were after mushrooms. Picking wild mushrooms is a big thing in the Baltic. And who can blame them! The bus got to Riga bus station at 10:30. After orientating myself, I made my way to the Riga Style Hostel which is only about a 10-15 minute ...

Tales from Old Riga

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 09, 2013

... 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 ...

The Pearl of the Baltic

A travel blog entry by cjgs1430 on Aug 19, 2012

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... early at 8:15AM. Riga was founded more than 800 years ago and is the biggest city in any of the Baltic States (i.e., Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) with a population of nearly 700,000 people. Latvia was overtaken by Russia during WWII and it remained under Russian control until 1991 when its independence was restored, and, as such, about 41% of the population of Riga is still Russian.

We boarded a bus at the dock that transported us to the Freedom Monument, where ...

White white nights in Riga!

A travel blog entry by traveler_4_life on Jun 28, 2012

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... buy any drinks, then take your camera and be ready for some nice pictures :)

Just at 1 hour drive from Riga, there's an Open Air Ethnographic Museum. It is very interesting to see and learn how people here lived some hundreds of years ago. Maybe you'll find some common aspects with your home country. I have found some really close similarities to my home country and I have found some similarities to Japan, how weird ...