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... to discover :) and prices for europeans seemed to really good. If want to stay nearby look for Regis park (3min by foot) or Mercure hotel - on the same street. May be nex time will go to Bandung in Java island, where all major brandeded factories are with outlet stores.
As I tried to have as light backpack as possibile, did not manage below 10kg on my way to Indonesia and on my way back it was ...
... and Riga still manages to retain that aesthetic appeal it is famous for.
Although the Old Town is nice, its outer suburbs are a big throwback to occupational Soviet times with red brick communist style housing and concrete Soviet factories scarring the landscape. This basic disregard for any flow and planning to beautify the area proves the half/half theory that I have been pushing. Basically in these areas, it is grim, grey and depressing.
... pockets or sitting on the bench with their legs crossed - both of which are apparently forbidden. We've been in dozens of Orthodox churches in the past few weeks, but this is a novel experience.
Anyway, it is too late in the day to argue. We head off over to the hotel to get changed for dinner - we have a fish restaurant in mind that we noticed earlier, and since the prices here are comparatively a lot cheaper, we figure we would be mad not to give it a ...
... us for a bit of free time, which we used to shop for souvenirs (the sales clerk followed us around the entire time).
The tour took us past the Three Brothers (three houses that are connected; the white one was built in 1490 and is the oldest house in Riga) into the center of Old Town. Here, we found Dom Cathedral. It was built in 1211 on a hill when it was initially constructed, and the congregation had to walk up four stairs to enter. After the new city was built up ...
... what a waste that would be. So I did the old water vodka trick. I got the waiter to bring out a nice flask of water, and convinced the drunken guys that it was vodka. They kept drinking out of their bottle, and I started doing shots out of my flask. They were pretty impressed with my drinking ability – everyone was happy.
At midnight we all went outside and what I think was a prayer, or something similar, was read, and everyone was asked to give a short piece ...
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
7 Elijas street, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $55
K. Valdermara Iela 23, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $90
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