Karavella Hotel

27 Katrinas dambis, Riga, LV 1045, Latvia | 3 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by ingak

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... for home, some shopping, spa, Hardrock etc.Note that Large cities will take 3x of ordinary budget.

Money matters – had 50-50 USD cash and creditcard balance split. I would go for major part USD cash as ATMs are not everywhere, although in all major cities and there could be limitations – check with Your bank. Check nominal what ATM provides – its either 50 000 RP or 100 000 ...

RIGA - LATVIA

A travel blog entry by sheppa80

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... you one of two responses. They would either, smile, greet you and try to help you as much as possible, or they would pretend everything you said, even in their official language, was completely confusing and wave you away like you were trash. I even experienced this f**k off attitude in a tourist money exchange place. I wanted to exchange $100 USD for the rate in Latvian Lats. This was not hard as the exchange rate was written on the board and even blind, deaf and ...

105 km/h in a Bobsled

A travel blog entry by outofthegu

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... for some lunch before getting the slow train back to Riga.

We all enjoyed a free beer together at Funny Fox Bar on our return.

This evening, we went sightseeing around the old town of Riga. There wasn't much to see, as it is so small. We also walked along the river, which is completely frozen over at this time of year.

Tomorrow we are going to Moscow, our first Russian experience. It will take 16 hours from Riga on an overnight train. ...

The Pearl of the Baltic

A travel blog entry by cjgs1430

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... our tour. The Freedom Monument was unveiled in 1935 as a tribute to the soldiers of the Latvian War of Independence that took place from 1918-1920. At the top of the monument is a woman holding three gold stars. The Russians did not destroy it when it began its occupation in the 1940s because they believed it symbolized Mother Russia protecting the three Baltic States. A group of three soldiers, all of whom must be at least 6 feet tall, guard the monument at all times (although ...

Returning Home

A travel blog entry by rightwayaround

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... Had dinner at her grandmother’s house. For dessert we picked berries from the garden. The next day the wedding celebrations began. A traditional Latvian wedding goes for three days, this one was shortened to two days, but a lot of traditions we packed in. The wedding was in a church – everything pretty similar to an Aussie wedding so far. After the wedding there were photos and snacks outside in the garden. The newlyweds get some photos with the chimney cleaner!....what ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 27 Katrinas dambis, Riga, is near House of Blackheads, Town Hall Square, Cat House, and Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs).
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