Birini Castle

Birini, Riga, 4014, Latvia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Riga

Trouble in the Baltics

A travel blog entry by madanaki on May 01, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... a very comfortable, 2 storied coach with tea, coffee, toilet, wifi and personal video screens in every seat for the 4 hour trip to the capital city of Latvia, Riga. Very stylish!

Mandy caught up on yet even more sleep while Steve watched the "Life of Pi" on the personal screen but missed the last 10 minutes of it as the bus pulled into Riga. Someone please help - did Richard Parker survive or was it all just a metaphor for Pi's survival against ...

Tallinn to Riga

A travel blog entry by draak777 on May 01, 2014

5 photos

... like they didn't believe Pieter and they rang the cleaning ladies. Raewyn was still in the hall and heard the heated cleaner end of the phone conversation. The cleaners had identified it on the computer as being clean but it wasn't. Pieter got keys to a different room and as a apology we got a free dinner. Also when we go to the new room there was a knock at the door and a lady brought in 2 small bottles of champagne and 1 bar of chocolate. We thought that ...

Bigger, colder, wetter but still nice.

A travel blog entry by zerah on Sep 18, 2013

1 comment

... though how they walk on wet cobbles in high heels I'll never understand. We tried the local alcoholic fire water, called Black Balsam, and frak is that stuff strong, it tastes like cough medicine with a donkey-kick. I also took a lot of good pictures. The tour only cost us 7.5LAT, and the guide gave us the name of a fantastic restaurant, the Black Monk. We convinced Monika to go there and had a great ...

Midsummer Day

A travel blog entry by tofor85 on Jun 23, 2013

25 photos

... the ruins of anyway. The castle has fallen into disrepair over the years, and is the site now of ruins and a more modern manor house. It was initially the residence of Teutonic Knights from the 12th century. Oh, its also worth noting in Latvia, they refer to a toilet stop as a 'magic stop'. Eventually, that gets weird and confusing.Next stop, the Goodmans cave, home to the famous local Romeo and Juliet story of Turaldas Rose. Here we could see inscriptions engraved into ...

Tales from Old Riga

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 09, 2013

... Their guildhall is on a square with their "patron" saints across the front of the building: Neptune, and Mercury on either end. Both their houses were bombed during WWII but they have been reconstructed. The Blackheads was a guild for unmarried merchants only. Local women would try to get the Blackheads to marry them by being seen with them in a private room ...