Islande Hotel

20 Kipsalas St, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $71.00

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A travel blog entry by ingak


... not airline.

Trip insurance coverage incl flight delays and cancellations (strongly suggest to include)– 80usd pp

Add some extra funds for shopping, funds in case extra expenses on hotel, flights (about 500usd in our case) etc.

In total spent about 100usd per person per day incl anything (26 days)- accomodation, transport, internal flights, tours, food, ...


A travel blog entry by sheppa80


... realise how this incident would get me back but little Martia from Latvia, who now walks around with plaster shoes, must have got around to precisely 50% of the people in this country and explained to them her sad story and instructed them not to be nice to me. This would explain why 50% of the people are rude as f**k in this country and would also explain my last information point about Latvia having a split personality. Approaching people, including workers in shops, ...

105 km/h in a Bobsled

A travel blog entry by outofthegu


... thinking about the cold. All we could think about was; keep your neck and head strong and don't lean back.

46.5 seconds later and it was all over. We got out of the bobsled wearily, with shaking legs. The second bobsled arrived and we all got thrown into the back of a truck with the two bobsleds and 6 other people to get back up the hill.

Back at the top, we were able to watch the luge team practicing. It was scary just watching them, so we ...

Our day out in Riga

A travel blog entry by yelnod


... and as a result of this there has been a lot of investment in restoration, and values have appreciated accordingly.

We continue for a drive around the landmark sights of the city - unfortunately, this is a bit of a waste, as it it too wet and grey to get a decent view, much less pictures. One thing of interest that we do see is a group of old zeppelin hangars, which were built in the late 1920s, and are now used to house markets. The bus ...

The Pearl of the Baltic

A travel blog entry by cjgs1430


... 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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