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... young Latvians singing traditional lyrics, accompanied by traditional instruments such as kokle (a guitar/harp), recorder, accordion, bagpipes - but writing their own (improvised) melodies and adding modern instruments - electric guitars, violin, drums, djembé, and even electronic mixing equipment.
One of our homo ecos: volunteers plays in a 10-headed band called Vecpilsētas Dziedātāji (Oldtown Singers, more shameless ...
... American style here. You could also take the elevator, but I wouldn't recommend it. It claims it can carry six, but there's only space for about two-and-a-half persons. And the noise reminds me of a certain Dick Maas movie..
Once on the sixth floor, you enter through the double door (one steel for protection and one wooden for prettiness) into a large hallway, which is probably 20 meters long. The first room you see is a big living room with an ...
... 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 ...
... the empire was lost, but the people who don't live in Russia seem to cherish their freedom and appear to have prospered. Many suffered under Soviet occupation and about 1/3 of pre WWII Latvians were no longer in Latvia after the war. Many were sent to Gulags under Stalin.
They had a good exhibit on the holocaust, with only about 1,000 Latvian Jews out of over 70,000 survived the war. Today there are 10,000 Jews living in Latvia although I was ...
... to make lots of LATS!!!
Very strong Police presence in Riga. Seen everywhere. Must be a good
Again, lots of Banks. Very strange names: Some are VEF Bank, Swedbank.
RELIGION: One third of the population of Riga is Lutheran, one third
is Catholic and the other third is divided between the Greek Orthodox
and the Russian orthodox.
Riga is a truly remarkable city. Very clean, accessible, and interesting. We loved it!!!!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service