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Travel Blogs from Riga

Small Town Riga

A travel blog entry by caylameinert on Apr 08, 2014

17 photos

After spending almost a week in the expensive cities of London and Stockholm, I was quite happy to end our trip in Riga, Latvia. The small town of Riga offered us a different cultural experience than anything we had had yet, along with really cheap and delicious food, beer, and chocolate.

Arriving in Riga late on Tuesday night and realizing we were right in the heart of the old town surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and pubs, we decided to stop in a loud ...

Day 90: Do you smell yourself?

A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber on Jan 15, 2014

1 comment, 1 photo

... man stunk. The stink was palpable and comparable to the body odor of the stinky man in Berlin. To make matters worse there is a watermelon scented air freshener placed on the heater so now it smells like fruity BO.

We stayed long enough to make our bed and then ran out of there. Unfortunately we think the man spends too much time in the room as he has set up a desktop computer from 1989 on the bedside table.

John found ...

Рига Adventures: Week 3

A travel blog entry by michaelrab09 on Apr 24, 2013

2 comments, 28 photos

... and although it was a Wednesday night, we still had lots of fun. We ordered the famous "Latvian balsam" but it was one of the most disgusting drinks I ever tried, right alongside another Latvian tradition we had to try which was "birch tree sap" water. Nonetheless, it was a YOLO moment. We ordered a drink called "Tampon" because we literally couldn't understand the Latvian menu and the ...

My Bizarre Relationships with Trains

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 08, 2013

... we had been there for about an hour already. Again, the customs agents asked where our stuff was. We stood up and showed him it was under our seat and he just asked us to leave the cabin so he could check the other two men. He never looked at our items but unpacked everything the other two men had. Finally they were through with our carriage and they have this inspection down to a science because almost all the customs agents exited the train at the ...

Wet, Wet, Wet. The city, not the band

A travel blog entry by mergatroid on Sep 24, 2012

17 photos

... Eastern Europe seems to be full of them. This one was the Riga Orthodox Cathedral.

I found my way to the nouveau area of town easily enough. What was not easy though was trying to juggle my umbrella and camera. Having a waterproof camera is great, but it doesn’t prevent a single drop of water on the lens blurring a photo. In between photo’s I had to constantly wipe off the lens. There were some weird and wonderful buildings here. However, ...


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