Grand Palace Hotel
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Tloday is Saturday, July 6th. We toured the Art Nouveau section of the city and then went over to the Central Market. For lunch we went to a lovely restaurant called Twelve-Twenty and listened to folk music with performers in their native costume. That afternoon we went on a Jewish Heritage tour of Riga and visited the Old Ghetto, the …
... to discover :) and prices for europeans seemed to really good. If want to stay nearby look for Regis park (3min by foot) or Mercure hotel - on the same street. May be nex time will go to Bandung in Java island, where all major brandeded factories are with outlet stores.
As I tried to have as light backpack as possibile, did not manage below 10kg on my way to Indonesia and on my way back it was ...
... curtain but only because Nazi Germany took it over during the start of World War II in 1941. Then finally in 1944 in the aftermath of the war when Nazi Germany retreated ,Latvia had about a week of peace before the USSR Soviet Union marched right back in to take it over again. Talk about jumping from the frypan to the fire and then back into the frypan. During all of these occupations hundreds of thousands of Latvians were murdered, jailed, which incidentally almost ...
... us for a bit of free time, which we used to shop for souvenirs (the sales clerk followed us around the entire time).
The tour took us past the Three Brothers (three houses that are connected; the white one was built in 1490 and is the oldest house in Riga) into the center of Old Town. Here, we found Dom Cathedral. It was built in 1211 on a hill when it was initially constructed, and the congregation had to walk up four stairs to enter. After the new city was built up ...
... who march in that "Soviet" way that seems, to me, so scary. I am still intimidated by hearing the spoken language because it, too, sounds threatening to my ear. Even a trio of teenage girls speaking Latvian as they pass gives me the shivers. We Americans have successfully stereotyped Russians as evil. And, because everyone here sounds Russian to my ear, I am swept up in anxiety. That makes no sense whatsoever because these folks are more anti-Russian than I will ever be. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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