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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 …
We had a struggle with Air Baltic but when you fly low cost airlines, you have to be prepared to have them rough you up for more money. In our case, it was 10 Euros for failing to do an online check-in and 40 Euros for checking a bag. The latter we could not really avoid. We got rerouted to a cash desk where we paid our extra fees and then back to get our real boarding passes
Aircraft was a ...
... the most moving and interesting was the visit to the Museum of the Occupation (1940-1991). Latvia was NOT the place to be during those years. Stalin made an agreement with Herr Hitler allowing the Russians to invade Latvia in1940, Herr Hitler broke said agreement and invaded Latvia in 1941 then Stalin's army re-invaded (liberated?) Latvia and forcefully and ruthlessly occupied Latvia until perestroika kicked in in ...
... was sliced up little frozen bits and not a whole brain like I was hoping for.
The one Swede that I met up with in Sweden was a girl called Linda (but I like to call her smiley), I hadn't seen Smiley in 8 years! She was one of a group of exchange students that I hung out with for awhile when I very first moved to Newcastle so it was somewhat weird talking to her and hearing names of people that I had long since forgotten.
At the very start of my trip I met ...
... crack a smile and it will be worth all the time and respect you gave to this amazing “Paris of the East” city.
Well these are just some of the many reasons that I was drawn into this European haven and one can see now how it is not much of a secret why I moved to Riga... Plus it is a short trip to the airport to hop on a cheap Ryan air flight to my other destinations for next post:)
Sincerely yours in travel, Casey ...