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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Travel Blogs from Riga

Crusaders, Communists and Nazis, oh my!

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Aug 31, 2014

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... soon became an important trading port and grew in size and prosperity. The museum displays on this part of Riga's history included details on archaeological excavations done within Old Town which had remarkable preservation of organic materials. While Riga remained under the control of the Archbishops of Riga, the town often came into conflict with the Order of the Teutonic Knights, who, along with the archbishops, controlled large parts of what is now Latvia and ...

Bus ride to Riga

A travel blog entry by teamwaldron on May 24, 2014

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Today we headed off on the big yellow bus to Riga.

It's about a 4 hour drive with only 2 stops along the way.

Once in Riga we made our way to our accommodation. Tallinn might have been Soviet 70's style, well this one is Soviet 50's style and not a good version of it.

Our host met us at the bus and walked us to the flat. Apparently they are doing renovations but I think it needs more than that.

The bathroom (for want of a better phrase) is off ...

Expenses, Tips & Tricks

A travel blog entry by ingak on Oct 27, 2013

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... br> 1 thin hoodie for airports, air-conditioned rooms etc.but can be enough with a big scarf

Cap that protects face and neck from sun

Snorkel mask (quite used ones onsite)

For planning - Lonely planet “ Indonesia” , ten-s of travel blogs, Tripadvisor is a major supporter, Indonesia forums…..just have time for that.

If email: ...

My Bizarre Relationships with Trains

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 08, 2013

... train pulls over onto a side rail again. Engine off, lights out. Silence. We are somewhere in the countryside. I look out the window on both sides of the train and can see one spotlight on a telephone pole about 400 yards away and even further, I can see a light that just might be a house, maybe 800 or 900 yards away. Nothing else at all. I look into the car next to me and it is empty. I sit. I sit. I sit. Silence. Silence. Am I all alone? Is the ...


A travel blog entry by kmmk17 on Aug 21, 2012

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... 11am we had agreed and we were already in the city when our alarms we had set went off!

We started the day by walking along the edge of the old city walls, from where we were staying, in the market area, towards the Freedom monument ...