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, House of Blackheads, Town Hall Square, and Central Market (Centraltirgus).
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Travel Blogs from Riga

Riga - Day 5 - Taking it Easy

A travel blog entry by blackie_me on Sep 07, 2014

... and rested back at the hotel before going to the shopping center, Galerija Centrs. It wasn't far and I wanted to see how it was. In addition, there's an interesting museum about the building. The shopping area is on 5 floors, open unit 9pm all week and the interior is much nicer than expected. The museum covers the periods before construction in 1938 then before ...

Riga - Tallinn

A travel blog entry by valfinucane on Jul 06, 2014

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On the road by 09.15 for the coach trip to Tallinn. We stop briefly at the Riga Russian WW2 memorial, archetypal dramatic Soviet monument. The road is long and straight through forest. We stop at the border for refreshments then drive on to Tallinn. On arrival we start with a walking tour around the old town. Starting in Toompae with the RO cathedral and ...

Mana māja

A travel blog entry by eyre on Feb 26, 2014

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... I've seen countless cute wooden houses that would be really lovely if only somebody would splash a bit of paint on them (in the words of my colleague's Dutch father-in-law: "Did all Latvian painters die out or something..?"). Some of them just look a bit chipped, leaky and wobbly, other are plain uninhabitable, burnt down or collapsed.

So if anybody has a bit of cash and a paintbrush to spare: come join me in Riga! It's really pretty here - in theory..


A travel blog entry by bruntwood on Jun 21, 2012

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... seaside resort since Czarist times. We took the train from central Riga to Jurmala. The theater was full with around 3 thousand people and we enjoyed 90 minutes of Verdi performed by the Latvian National Orchestra, the State Choir of Latvia and Latvian Radio Choir, with soloists Michele Cruder, Elina Garanca, Yosep Kang and Rihards Macanovskis. The conductor was Karel Chichon, chief conductor of the SWR Deutsch Philharmonic and of the ...

No Foto; No Smiling; No Kidding

A travel blog entry by paulej4 on Jul 15, 2011

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... cafe in a square next to the Riga Dome Cathedral to kill an hour before my attendance at an organ concert I had read about in a tourist magazine. I ordered a beer from the server who approached my table but she said that I would have to go to the bar to get it myself. So, I did. That is the sum total of my conversations for the day.

The organ concert was divine. There were three price ranges for tickets: 5 latis, 7 latis and 10 latis. I had two one lati coins in my pocket ...