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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Latvia's unquestionable star is its capital, charming Riga, with one of the most beautiful old city centers of the area. We spent the majority of our time there strolling its narrow streets, admiring its beautiful buildings and tasting its lovely cuisine. We also cycled our way to its outer neighborhoods, serene and green, especially the ones …
... the fact that nothing was centrally organized. There were plenty of news crews, traffic cops and fire fighters out and about, but the festivity itself was just that: people going out with their families to light a bunch of candles. And by 'a bunch' I mean: an enormous amount. A really pretty sight!
The weekend after Lāčplēša Diena, Rīga hosted the Staro Rīga (Shiny ...
I've heard many expats complaining about Latvian traffic; about cars especially. To those people I say: "Go take a look in a place like... ehm, I don't know... Bangkok or Beijing. Or closer to home, Rome or Paris."
Sure, you can always find some Latvian who feels the need to drive 60 in a residential area, who likes to overtake you just before a corner and then cut you off by turning right, who doesn't know that his car comes ...
... was so full that the conductor let them stay. AND unfortunately for us, Cologne had won the football match so everybody was celebrating. It is a long way between Munich and Cologne where everyone finally left the train sometime in the wee hours of the morning. So we didn't get any sleep but I am not sure we would have even if we had paid for a sleeping berth.
Traveling with a small group of people in Hungary, our leader, who was ...
... I would have to pay a fine!', 'no you wouldn't!!!!!'. I firmly believe we use our common sense, maybe explain how a system works and let them off, well, after taking the correct fee for the ride. My vicious tongue snapped at her! If I didn't pay, the police would come then I would have a summons to go to court. If I wasn't there with my host, I would have happily let the police arrive, taken a court date then leave ...