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... to deal with that. If not travelling in very remote, tropical rainforest areas, no need for malaria medicine
Clothes - take clothes for 3 day usage and use local laundry for cleaning – it is cheap mostly about 2usd per kg. My list:
· One long fast drying trousers that can be converted into shorts
· One shorts or long breathable skirts
· 3 tops – ...
... a reasonably nice, functional city, that is also really cheap. This made it great as we could feast like a king. That is if a king ate in a supermarket and shopped late to get discounts on all the hot food items like we did. Although we did realise that it won’t be cheap forever as they are still recovering from the economic s**t storm that was caused by the USSR when they aimed to Sovietise the economy and oppress free enterprise, which before the double occupation ...
... we'd been so busy. We had a wander and bought our train tickets to Russia!!! This afternoon we wanted to find a large supermarket so the first person we asked said "turn to the left and ask other people". The next person we saw had just walked in a glass door at the bank, he spoke to us first asking to change some money....well, we were scammed. We changed 20 Latvian lats for 20 Lithuanian Litas. It works out we lost about £15. With all the ...
... of Riga is the same deal as Tallin's, very old, very pretty and very nice to spend a couple of days wandering round.
On Friday we were introduced to all of Janis' friends and the joys of Latvian rap music...
Janis' friends arrived at about 11 and then we headed to one of Riga's clubs at about 3 then Charlie and I were first to flake at 5.30.
The bus to Vilnius in Lithuania was only 4 hours but it seemed a lot longer after drinking so much the night before.
... early at 8:15AM. Riga was founded more than 800 years ago and is the biggest city in any of the Baltic States (i.e., Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) with a population of nearly 700,000 people. Latvia was overtaken by Russia during WWII and it remained under Russian control until 1991 when its independence was restored, and, as such, about 41% of the population of Riga is still Russian.
We boarded a bus at the dock that transported us to the Freedom Monument, where ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet