Hotel Augustine

1 Alauksta iela, Riga, 1009, Latvia | Hotel
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Into Latvia

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi

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... our hotel. Why, oh why, didn't we just post all our cold-weather stuff to ourselves three months ago?? We have cursed these big suitcases so often.

Anyway, the hotel was lovely; we have a "studio apartment" which means sofas and a sort of kitchenette containing two solitary tea bags and two sachets of coffee for tomorrow morning, but joy of joys! a kettle that we can boil and make a cup of tea whenever we want it. We used the two teabags immediately and have ...

Tales from Old Riga

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... t call it the KGB, I believe they had their headquarters there as well. She told me that it was one of the Soviet buildings where people might go in and then never come out again. Now it is an empty and deserted building because nobody wants to buy it with its past history of pain and misery. Ilse was my only guide who didn't tell me you could see a ...

A Day at the beach

A travel blog entry by maitribe

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... The small village there, called Carnikava is a fishing village. One of the main rivers of Latvija, the Gauja, flows into the Gulf here. A type of freshwater fish caught here is Nege (Lamprey). We had a fun day on the beach, with hot sun. The water was quite cold, but refreshing, although not many people were swimming. The beach is long and sandy and many people were out to enjoy it. Maurice ...

Famous for Art Nouveau it seems...

A travel blog entry by tiggerbird

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... very prestigious, still looks pretty grand in my view). There are museums to keep you busy if you like that sort of thing, but as I mentioned at the start of this entry, the Museum of Occupations was at the top of my list, and as it is free I recommend this as unmissable. It's pretty hard going trawling round all the exhibits and after the first couple of sections the story board gets a bit repetitive going over the Soviet, Nazi and then Soviet (second ...

Latvia

A travel blog entry by taylor.cornwall

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... constantly for the time we were there, which had come to be expected at this point. One of the most impressive sights is the market, which is situated in four old Zeppelin hangars on the side of the river. These are filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meets, and (hold your nose) fish. Kirsten and I hit up the market one day and managed to put together a good, cheap, feast for the group. We spent the rest of our free time wandering around the ...

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