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TravelPod Member ReviewsTiger Hostel Riga
A basic hostel, but a good deal. Close to the center and next to a great breakfast place, no curfew and tigers everywhere...
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... Latvia 1940-1991. I was told that it's a new museum. It was informative with a lot of reading involved. There's a lot of the same information as found in the other museums in Tallinn and Vilnius but here the Holocaust was covered as well. think they will improve it with time. The curator or other museum employee was making adjustments ...
... through, I had wished I chose a simple dessert like my friends, such as the apple pie, or coffee ice cream, but I was glad I could say I at least tried the speciality.
The next day was filled with various meetings throughout the city and some free time again to walk around and do some site-seeing or shopping. For our last night in Riga, we had a farewell dinner sponsored by IES at a typical Latvian restaurant. Although it was a good experience to taste ...
... community reduced from about 40,000 to1,000 between 1941and 1945. Next, the site of the Old Synagogue and the memorial to the Jews who died during the holocaust and finally, a ride to Rumbula forest where on November 30 and December 8, 1941, 25,000 Latvian Jews were executed.
Dinner in the hotel dining room is modern continental, seared foie gras followed by halibut and cubed steamed vegetables on a bed of puree of peas, and very good; I have not yet tried any 'local' ...
... Sunday. Barbecue, Beer and Jetskis with Arvis
We will catch up with Zane and her family when we return to Latvia in August. She is busy at work this week hosting 2 foreign delegations and also having to write quarterly reports
It's beginning to warm up today. The week has been warm enough to get around in shorts most of the time, but has been overcast and rainy as well
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... to the far reaches of the USSR. That's one percent of the population. Forty percent of them died there, one way or another. During the next two weeks, another four thousand or so met the same fate.
On June 22, 1941, while that was going on, the Nazi’s violated their anti-aggression pact with the Soviets (much to the naive Stalin’s surprise) and invaded Latvia. Some Latvians saw that as a good thing because it would get rid of the ...