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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To Riga

A travel blog entry by journeyguy on Aug 26, 2015

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... br> The hotel suggested the Blue Cow restaurant and it was a nice meal. It took us near the "Cat House" -- so named for the two cat statues at the top of its towers. From our restaurant we were entertained by a 5 piece band playing across the square at the Rockabilly House. Strains of Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Eagles and others drifted over to us. Home away from home including the Corvette parked out ...

Lithuania to Latvia

A travel blog entry by pruzka on Jun 06, 2015

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Saturday 6th June off to Latvia An early start to the airport but lots of people there. We queue only to be told we should have checked in online otherwise we have to pay another 10euro each...gottcha!! we paid. Loved the town can't recommend the airport!! Easy flight of under and hour andLatvia has the sunshine for us and there waiting is Iggy and Peter Panins, father and brother of Marty who lives in Omakere near us. A short explanation: Marty, Latvian ...


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 ...

Crusaders, Communists and Nazis, oh my!

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Aug 31, 2014

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... museum covered this period in a lot of detail and is the period of history I'm most familiar and interested in.

The displays on the latter parts of the city's history (1800s on) didn't interest me as much and I was aware of the time. I went through these displays a bit quicker and ended up skipping the end of the exhibition. Leaving the museum, I went and grabbed a coffee and headed to the Latvian Museum of War, housed in the Gunpowder Tower, the ...

The Music Festival in Riga!

A travel blog entry by marandbob on Jul 05, 2013

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Today is July 5th. Today we left Vilnius for Riga,Latvia by coach. Our travels took us to the lovely seaside town of Jurmala in Latvia where we had a lovely lunch. We are heading towards the Baltic for a quick little toe-dip in the Baltic Sea.

Our first stop when we arrived in Riga was at the Opera House wondering why we're doing ...