Kempinski Kemeri Palace Resort

Address: 42 Tukuma iela, Jurmala, 2012, Latvia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jurmala

5 Things the Dutch Can Learn from Latvians

A travel blog entry by eyre on Oct 19, 2014

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... quite the opposite. They all show a certain amount of healthy, harmless nationalism (when they're not being non-politically-correct anti-Russian). Everywhere you look you'll see people proudly wearing the national colours, traditional symbols, regional patterns, or "Rīga, es tevi mīlu" T-shirts.

Of course, Latvia only celebrated its 23rd birthday this year, whereas Holland got over its nationalist peak some time in the VOC days. I still think you ...

A Wardrobe full of History

A travel blog entry by eyre on Jul 30, 2014

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... in popularity over the past century, especially - of course - during the Soviet era. A pretty cool example of Soviet cultural suppression and alteration was a little piece of paper with a hammer and sickle drawn on it. It turned out to be a dance choreographer's notes. Traditionally, Latvian folk dance ensembles move around in intricate patterns that form pagan symbols for things like Summer, Luck or Mother. Apparently, in ...

Riga's Old Town

A travel blog entry by alcatrav on May 31, 2014

... a ticket for tomorrow night's organ recital as the organ at Dome Cathedral is revered throughout Europe. After the concert we will be able to have a wander round the church. Behind the Cathedral is the History Museum of Latvia and Navigation. This was also very interesting and covered everything from clothing to propaganda posters. The navigation section had many model boats which we particularly enjoyed. Our final museum of the day was the Latvian Occupation ...

Day 34 - Riga

A travel blog entry by magicbus1 on Jun 22, 2013

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... buildings and monuments to the various heroes of the workers' paradise) and modern capitalist skyscrapers (usually belonging to banks or oil companies). Plus some beautiful Jugendstil Art Nouveau buildings. The pre-recorded tape pointed out the President's Castle, but of course didn't mention it is now the site of the biggest emergency re-roofing project in Latvia. There are still two Riga fire engines on permanent standby outside. Shutting the stable ...

Tales from Old Riga

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 09, 2013

... it's a huge building with lots of spires and such and looks cake and tier like.

My guide offered me a chance to go through the central market which is encased in four large former aircraft hangers. There were photos of the market outside of these hangers in earlier days but no one liked going to the market then because of the smells and the flies and ...

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