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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 …
... completed by one artist and each one being a representation of a folk song.
A little further on we walked through the grounds of another smaller castle behind which is ruins of a very ancient stone castle now used for outdoor concerts in the summer. Another lovely view over a valley of native forest, river and walkways.
We drive into Riga about 5.30pm and the traffic immediately lets us know we have left the quiet of the countryside. ...
... jump over a bonfire (a candle..). Somehow, this first day had been so tiring that everybody ran off to bed as soon as the last kvas and black bread had been served.
Day two was meant for serious business. In various groups we discussed the roles and rights of Sending Organizations, mentors, volunteers and the National Agency. And we talked about exciting topics, such as "what does civic duty mean to you?". Of course, we wasted ...
... and music. On the way to the bar though, there was smoke coming from Old Town Riga and as we got closer, there was huge fire in the President's Castle which is, according to Liva a big symbol for the Latvian people. It was the biggest fire that she had every seen and we were walking home at 3 AM, the firemen were still putting it out (I'll try to attach an article about it).
At the bar, we were greeted by some of Liva's friends and they were all very welcoming and all ...
Rīga is the biggest city in the Baltic States as well as the capitol of Latvia. The Baltic States, by the way, consist of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The odd thing about Rīga is that only about 40% of their population is Latvian. The majority, about 60%, is Russian. This makes some sense however, as Latvia very recently became independent from Russia. The Soviets conquered Latvia and they only ...