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- Continental Breakfast
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Too be honest, I was slightly terrified to come into Riga. We landed right as a thunder storm passed the airport, and we had to board buses to get to the terminal. I walked around the airport and finally found the bus, which was actually a van... I got sort of sketched out but got into the van. Driving into the city wasn't super pleasant, as there was grafiti everywhere and houses that had burned down right next to the highway. However, things got a lot nicer ...
... floor had eastern art from East Asia and the Near East.
... you so they know I don’t speak Russian and they always immediately say “Passport” which I had out and ready. She glares at it and my piece of paper for a while. Then she starts chattering and wants me to look at it. She has noticed that my visa expires on Feb 11, 2013. It is Feb 10, 2013 about 11:30 p.m. I’m sure she is wondering what the heck I am doing on a train headed for Moscow when my visa expires ...
... here in Riga. It somewhat symbolizes the independence which was granted in 1991 I believe, but the soviet troops did not leave for several years after that.
In the past, I have always been stressed and try to see as much as possible during daylight when I travel. This is no issue in these countries as daylight is still 19 hours, so if it gets late, I still have plenty of time to see a lot! It is great!
Three things I like about Riga: its beautiful boulevard parks, the art nouveau district, and our hotel. Let's start with the hotel because that is where I am sitting right now - in its lounge, sipping mint tea in a big bucket chair, listening to music and hiding from torrential rain. We don't quite know what to do with ourselves right now; it has been years since we have been in a country where it actually rains in the summer, and I am afraid we are out of practice ...