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... museum covered this period in a lot of detail and is the period of history I'm most familiar and interested in.
The displays on the latter parts of the city's history (1800s on) didn't interest me as much and I was aware of the time. I went through these displays a bit quicker and ended up skipping the end of the exhibition. Leaving the museum, I went and grabbed a coffee and headed to the Latvian Museum of War, housed in the Gunpowder Tower, the ...
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Taxis are mostly non-metered, so before getting in agree on price clearly or use only metered taxis. Better use trusted Blue bird group taxis, in Jakarta – blue bird, in Bali – Bali taxi and in Lombok – Lombok taxi signs all light blue. Price is cheap, e.g. Kuta - Ubud 1.5h drive 22 usd, ...
... 100 k/ph with a professional bobsledder. Awesome day to say the least. The bob sled track was an experience in and of itself. On the drive back the guys opened up to me quite a bit and we had a pretty deep conversation about a number of things. Namely, what it's like in post Soviet Latvia and how the country is adapting to sovereignty, both socially and politically. I wont put everything up that we talked about, but I will say that I learned more than I expected. It was ...
... done with work. Last night
we went to a restaurant and ate sauteed vegetables with chicken liver. I
was so in love and totally taken aback when Sabine told me the meal was
often considered peasant food to Latvians. Call me a Latvian peasant
please, because that was incredible. The Latvian beer I was recommended
was the most intriguing beer I've ever tried abroad. It's sweet and
... cities in the world for Jugendstil architecture; the German form of the art nouveau style had its beginnings in Munich in the late 19th century and then moved east. Many of the era’s buildings have survived. Lon avenues of complex and sometimes whimsical Judgendstil facades hint as Riga’s grand past. Mikhail Eisenstein, the father of Soviet director Sergei, designed many of them. Alberta Street, which was named after Bishop Albert who founded Riga as well ...
Other places to stay in Riga
Elizabetes 55, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Excellent Hotel
- Good hotel, nice view
- GOOD HOTEL - BEAUTIFUL BAR- AWFUL STAFF!!!
Kugu 24, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Wonderful Hotel
- Above average, but location could be better
- Good hotel...depending on what room you get
Elizabetes Street 73, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $140
Slokas 1, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $58
20 Kipsalas St, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $71
33 Dzirnavu , Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Fab Hotel
- Loved this hotel
- Brilliant Hotel and Location
Raunas St 44, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
Kalnciema Street 90, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Brivibas 199c, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $45
9 / 11 Kaleju st, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $67
- Location, location , location
- Great Location, excellent hotel
- Great hotel, great city
70 Kaleju Street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $98
Raina Blvd 33, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $91
Jersikas 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
Pulkveza Brieza 11, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $73
- Lovely hotel
- Great Choice!
- An enjoyable break
Reimersa Street 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $130
K. Valdermara Iela 23, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Elijas street, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Krisjana Barona iela 12 , Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- Gut und schlecht
- Good and bad
- Great Breakfast and staff, shame about the single beds
Sofijas 8, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $32
36 / 38 Aspazijas Blvd , Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Little Sweden
- Excellent city break
- Superb location
Elizabetes Street 21, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $101
Gertrudes Str 70, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $57
Slokas 49, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Pils Street 12, Riga | 5 star hotelfrom $256
Bruninieku 6, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $41
6 JÄÅa iela, Riga | Hotelfrom $37