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Woke up at 5.30am, got organised. Reception organised a taxi. Lovely old guy who said a lot of things that we didn't quite get. Bus station wasn't far away, it was €7 for the taxi ride. Lux Express Bus left exactly on time at 7am. We were right in the back in the posh seats. It was like business class in an airplane, just without the …
Atvykom į Rygą, iš kurios skrisim į savo kelionę!
We went for the champagne breakfast which was really nice with many varieties for the vegetarians and we then went to St Peter`s Cathedral to see the views from top of the church, there is a lift to the top so we saved our legs. The 360 degree views of Riga were spectacular but it was bitterly cold and very windy so we did not hang out there for very long otherwise we would have hypothermia.There ...
... girls in the hostel said to me, "Riga is all very nice, but get outside of the city and it's nothing but Soviet housing blocks."
That's not to say it's bad, but on just the other side of the Art Nouveau district I noticed a distinct downturn in appearance and atmosphere. Don't take that as a slant against Riga, because I really liked the city, but it's just worth remembering that the hustle and affluence of some parts of the city does not represent ...
... my shopping sprees on his back like a little mule. Even Dusty has gone the way of the roll-on so it should be ok... He is after all, the hippie of hippies when it comes to organic food, composting and travelling.
One of the better things about partaking in a tour group is that you get to meet a lot of interesting people (and a few brutally annoying people as well). That evening, we shared a table and chatted with two ladies from England and two ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsElefant Hotel Riga
Elephants never forget, and like the elephants we should probably never return to the Elefant hotel. It is certainly very presentable but sending us to an uncleaned room leaves a bad taste, as did the breafast. But they did give us vouchers for the stuff up, and champagne and chocolate.
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