Travel Blogs from Riga
... Park. Got an ice cream bar [1.15]. Kevin thought 'You don't bring me flowers' was a country and western song; sheesh!
The present city canal is about a third of the old moat. Crossed over the padlock bridge where newlyweds swear their eternal love [and then about 70% of the in Latvia get divorced within three years].
Saw the Freedom Monument. Its three stars atop reflect the three original districts of Latvia. Off to our right was the ...
... the magic that takes place on stage. I cried, gasped and made effort every to burn the entire 2 hour performance of Otello into my mind for the rest of eternity. When Otello murdered Desdemona in sync with the terrifying symphony music, my life changed forever, I think. Sheesh. Really though, nothing I've ever seen before has given me so many feels. And now, I am going to bed with visions of Shakespeare ballerinas dancing in my head. Ata for now, and paldies for reading. ...
... by the USSR in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and then again by the USSR in 1944. It was interesting to note that the original feeling was relief when the Germans came in as they thought they were being rescued from the USSR. However this was not the case as they had a high Jewish population. Riga all in all was a lovely rest day, it was nice to take things slow and learn so much about a city I didn't really know existed. We ended the day with a lie down in the ...
... The Baltic states joined the Germans when they invaded their countries. Why was that? Well they saw the German as liberators from the Soviets who had occupied their countries since the nineteen twenties. When the war had finished and the Russians once more occupied the Baltic states all these people were rounded up. The guide told this story in front of the old KGB building. They used to say that the building was the highest building in ...
... of when the Soviet's controlled Latvia. The museum was really interesting and I learnt a great deal about what they suffered through and more about the Baltic States in general, I spent hours in this small museum just reading everything I could. It has been my favourite educational museum so far.
After the museum we headed to lunch in town before just walking the streets, there was not much else to see in the town that we hadnt ...
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