Birini Castle

Address: Limbazhi distr. , Riga, LV-4014, Latvia | Hotel
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    Riga, revisited

    A travel blog entry by rhiannonpurple on Jun 17, 2015

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    ... under Soviet occupation. The building hasn't been altered since it was abandoned in the early 90s and it's all the more sinister for that - with even the scuffs and physical impressions of its former occupants leaning against office walls for years.

  • In all of the former Iron Curtain countries I've visited on this trip, which have been the vast majority of them, I've seen lots of tourism around the Communist era and the KGB in particular. Kitch KGB or CCCP cafes ...

  • Riga!

    A travel blog entry by sojanet on Dec 15, 2014

    51 photos

    ... I had DELICIOUS lamb, sauerkraut and salad. So hearty I wanted to cry. Latvia is most definitely cheaper than Sweden, though obviously not that cheap in this touristy area. Still, you can do a lunch for like 5-7 euros no problem. We walked over to the central market. It had several hangars, each with a theme. There was one area with a lot of pastries, so we got a conch shaped pastry filled with cream for 0.36 euros... First, there was a blonde hair on top of ...

    Crusaders, Communists and Nazis, oh my!

    A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Aug 31, 2014

    6 photos

    ... be met with a roll of the eyes. After another song, a large torch was lit on stage, and the students were lighting torches they held too. Not really sure what was going on, but given that tomorrow is the first day of semester, I figured it was an opening ceremony for the university. Or something. At any rate, I made my way back to the hostel, talked to Idris and Mary, the German girl on the bunk above mine and another uni student for a while before turning in for ...

    Rundale Palace

    A travel blog entry by alcatrav on Jun 04, 2014

    1 photo

    ... We sat for many hours in a flower garden, eating lunch and relaxing in the sunshine. Then it was time to go back to Riga and we repeated our steps from this morning. We stopped at the Rimi by the train station to buy soup ingredients. The vegetable and potato soup was tasty and we watched Andy Murray play a five setter to beat Frenchman Monfils to reach the semi finals. Riga was rounded off with some tasty strawberry ice cream, ...

    Expenses, Tips & Tricks

    A travel blog entry by ingak on Oct 27, 2013

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    ... You can take out using 100 000 nominal ATM is 1.5 million RP or 150usd in a time. Homestays all require payment in cash, so cash runs out fast J and even in airport hotel we were supposed to pay in cash as POS terminal "did not work". When paying by card, know that most places will ad 3% tax to total, but my conclusion is to better to extra 3%, it it cheaper anyway than taking all the time money out ...