Hotel Irina

Merkela str. 12, Riga, 1050, Latvia | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $55.00

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Riga, not like the spy novels

A travel blog entry by paulcunningham on Sep 06, 2012

3 comments, 11 photos

Riga isn't like all those spy novels I read years ago. It's not dark and bleak, but very light and open, with broad streets. I was very surprised by all the art nouveau buildings. They have even made their TV tower look ok. However they still have lots of wooden buildings just behind the main attractions.

I've noticed that most of the ex- …

Cowsheds and Communists

A travel blog entry by j.mackay

... met us was dystopian, like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel. Large piles of speakers, televisions, cameras side by side among smaller trinkets - keys, old coins and electrical components. The market seemed like a kind of gypsy town with old men squatting in intense conversation over small projects, repairing toys, bikes etc and women standing under canvas sheets listening to badly tuned radios. Not surprisingly there were no other tourists ...

Poland and Lithuania

A travel blog entry by kebl2852


... quite uninteresting.

The one thing that impressed me though was the KGB/genocide museum.

After 500 years of Polish rule, Lithuania finally gained independence in 1918, only to be occupied 20 years later by the Nazis and then the Soviets. Under the Soviets, thousands of people were deported all over Siberia and many partisans were killed in the struggle to keep Lithuania and it’s culture alive.

Despite repeated ...

Beware of the Underbum in Latvia

A travel blog entry by becstravelblog


... around her waist and a baseball cap. We looked like somebody's embarrassing dad.

This is getting long, so I'll wrap it up. Me and Katie are getting along well; we've set some ground rules and forbidden each other from saying various words. Katie is forbidden from saying "there's a nip in the air," "chillaxing," and, for her own sake, "The young people seem to be doing..." as she's only 25 and I think this unnecessarily ages her. I am forbidden from ...

Eager for Riga (just like Maggie May)

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin


No need for an early 'get up' today. So far the sailing and crossing the Baltic has been remarkably calm. The Captain’s blog has not risen past ‘’smooth’. Today was a full day at sea. A chance to ‘join in’ and see what activities there are and generally mooch around.

I think it was Benjamin Franklin who once said: ‘Nothing in this world is certain, except death and taxes!’ He obviously hadn’t been on a ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Merkela str. 12, Riga, is near The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, House of Blackheads, Town Hall Square, and Central Market (Centraltirgus).
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