Royal Square Hotel & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Had dinner at a place called 1221 near the Dome Cathedral which was recommended by one of the girls at reception. I ordered a glass of a semi sweet German white wine called Peiroth Blue Burg Layer Schlosskapelle Qualitatswein which took me longer to order than it did to drink it. To eat, I had black pudding with apple and pearl barley in sour cream sauce with some cranberry jam on the side.
The wine was quite good and soon after a basket of bread with a little bowl ...
... for two people and we had validated it twice, but she shook her head. A younger inspector who spoke English came to tell us that it was a one person ticket. He seemed to understand that we had used two rides from it, but could only say that because it was a one person ticket, that wasn't allowed and we would have to pay a fine. The fine, we discovered, is €20, so we redoubled our efforts to explain that we had used the ticket in good faith, and ...
For some reason I really like Riga. It has a cool old town which doesn't feel too touristy, even though it has a lot of tourists in it. It has a nice canal with pretty gardens and a big river. I wandered and took a peaceful canal boat ride and lounged in the cozy teahouses. There was a big international choir festival in town. So there was a big parade of nations and groups practising under trees in the park. So many groups from China! I'm telling you, those people are going for ...
... Latvian cuisine. Everything seemed pretty familiar so at this point I just think it's just "Eastern European" cuisine. The one unique thing was this dark liquor called black balsam. It had a pretty strong, rough flavor, but wasn't bad. Not my drink of choice per se, but when in Riga...
Following dinner, it had thankfully cleared up and gotten a bit warmer, so we did some light bar hopping. By strange happenstance, we ran into ...
... Who was the Canadian guy really? Did they ever find the Venus Fly Trap Island with the meerkats again? Why did this movie win so many awards???
We got a trolley bus to our hostel - Best Hostel. Now there's an oxymoron. It only had one floor, no kitchen, smokers in the stairwell, tiny dorm room with no room for luggage, squeaky dorm door and the sheets only covered three quarters of the bed. And they wouldn't let us leave our bags there ...