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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Regal Riga

A travel blog entry by samuel.copelan on Jul 09, 2015

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... schoolgirl.

The bus ride back was crazy. At one points we were going about 30 miles an hour on cobblestone, and then we went onto tram tracks. It sounded like the entire bus was going to fall apart! I also noticed how the bus nearly missed a bicyclist on a narrow one way street. I made it back to the airport, and now I am getting ready for the next, very exciting leg of my trip! This was a great 11 hour layover!

Overall Impression of Riga, ...


A travel blog entry by sojanet on Dec 15, 2014

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I woke up to an announcement saying the ship will arrive in 1.5 hours and breakfast is open yada yada. We were still digesting yesterday's buffet, so we skipped breakfast. And there we were! In Riga! We could see the city through the windows, and saw some tall buildings! Getting off was entirely painless. The walk to the old town took less than ten minutes. We got a map from the info desk, and the city was really easy to navigate! Latvian is the official language of ...

Crusaders, Communists and Nazis, oh my!

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Aug 31, 2014

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... in one of the buildings of the Dome Cathedral. The museum was very interesting, especially the displays on the early parts of Riga's history.

The site of the current city was originally two settlements of the native Liv population. When the german bishop Meinhard came to the area to convert the locals from paganism in the 12th century, he set up shop near these two settlements. His successor, Bishop Albert, formed the two settlements and his own into one: ...


A travel blog entry by noyelles on Jun 12, 2014

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... some stage of its history. We had quite a long walk in & out of various squares & buildings & had to call for a coffee break when we heard about her family & the difficulties of life under the Russians & the problems of expat Russians who settled in Riga during the period from the war until 1991. Apparently she felt that many of them hanker for the 'Good Old Soviet Days’ when things were guaranteed in so ...

Into Latvia

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Jul 08, 2013

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... Naturally, for the one and only time since I've been in Europe, I had no phone service. And while I was trotting along trying to deal with my phone, I damn nearly fell down a flight of stairs which really would have been interesting all round. Me carted off to a Latvian hospital, still with no Lats, and Gray standing in the baking sun at the taxi stand for the next four years wondering why I'd chosen to run off leaving him with all my winter woolies.