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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Avalon Riga
Great hotel, good access to the train station, the old city is literally just out the back door, breakfast is good and the front desk staff have a good level of English and are very accommodating
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Arrived on Sunday by train in Riga , after 14 looooooong hours on a train from St Petersberg. Had a delicious meal but it was a night of interrupted sleep : Russian border at 12:50 - 1:45 and then the Latvians checked our passports just after 2am. We got in at 9:30' our room wasn't ready so we wandered around the gardens and had brunch in one of …
... who have layovers) can jump on and make music. I also saw the bike infrastructure, which is interesting. There is only one bike lane, and bikes go both directions in the narrow lane. I decided to follow the lane and see what happened. Here are my observations on bicycle infrastructure:
- Busy bike ways have their own lights with counters (like in the Netherlands), but these counters also count how much time bikes and pedestrians have to cross before ...
... and light stones to demarcate zebra crossings. The fact that even zebra crossings are made from stone gives one the feeling that they are building their infrastructure to last a thousand years. This size cobbles are used to surface many of the roads in Helsinki, and Riga, Tallinn is mostly so old that it mostly uses the revolutionary form.
The hardest cobbles to lay must be the pavement slabs, these vary in size, generally about ...
... of time) these men would leave the cabin with a can of oil and come back with a pair of shoes. Or they would leave with a couple of table-clothes and come back with a bag of blood plasma. All the traders were doing it all up and down the carriage and I expect they were doing it with other cars as well. They were all getting down to exactly the amount of each product that was legal for them to carry across the border. We walked up and down the carriage ...
... with the group at the hotel which was a buffet.
And then a few of us went up to the Skyline Bar on the 26th floor
to have a few drinks. It was beautiful up there, and even though I
left quite late by my standards (about 10pm lol) the night was only
just starting for the nightlife of Riga which apparently has the
best nightlife in all of Europe.
Saturday brings a morning of touring and looking at architecture -
very interesting! And a guided ...