Kempinski Kemeri Palace Resort

42 Tukuma iela, Jurmala, 2012, Latvia | Hotel

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Riga's Old Town

A travel blog entry by alcatrav

... It was in very good condition with sharp and vibrant colours. Also on this square was the St Roland statue and the Latvia Riflemen's monument. This is a memorial to the men who served in the Russian Civil war in a Latvian regiment, who later returned to independent Latvia. On the other side of this square is the Rigas Domas which is the town hall. Onwards we visited St Peter's Lutheran church and then walked up to Livu square where we could see the small and ...

A diplomatic visit to Riga - part II

A travel blog entry by eyre


... in the jakuzi, bubbled in the bubble bath, steamed in the steam room, sweated in the sauna, chilled out in the ice bath, and scrubbed in the salt sauna. By then, it was five o'clock, and we figured we should really go outside and catch a glimpse of the Baltic Sea before the sun went down.

Then, we made the discovery of the century! We had already spotted an Armenian restaurant (eggplant with walnut! jay!), but now we found a genuine Uzbek place, complete ...

One Last Goodbye: Return trip to Children's Home

A travel blog entry by holly.bowser


... children will play with a stranger like me, and how gripping it is to witness teenagers acting tough on the outside, yet silently aching and hurting on the inside. Yes, some children did not take to us right away. Some are so hardened to any touch or reaching hand, that they indistinctly pull away with a hardness that is crushing. These are the children I worry and pray for. These are the children that scare me for their future.

With the ...

Breakin' the law....

A travel blog entry by mck1996

... by 10:00 because Latvian karaoke was going to happen. Bar manager was helpful, though! He mentioned that the strip club was in the basement. (Not how it was phrased - hysterical!). :) So - yeah - we left. Bro-in-law went to bed. Brother and I went to another bar. We watched the European country version of American Idol. Finals are this week - so the best in each country would perform. Two 20-something ladies from Lithuania were super-fans and were sitting next to us. ...

Riga's Black Magic

A travel blog entry by davefremland


... seemingly endless commercial center, before emerging out the far side, into the most amazing open market in the world. At this mid morning hour of about 10:00, the place was alive and buzzing with local Rigans, bargaining and haggling with the merchants, carrying their bags of fruit and holding fresh flowers under their arms as they pressed through the crowds.

At the point where I entered the market, were, row after row of fresh flowers of all type and ...


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