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... 2 rides. It turned out we only needed two rides, so we left one ticket with our hosts for their use another time. On the tram we duly pressed our ticket against the machine once, and then twice, and it flashed green each time, so seemed to be fine. Not so. When the inspectors got on, which we had seen then do relatively often, they were not happy. The first woman tutted and said something we couldn't understand. We tried to explain that it was ...
... extra added bonus we apparently didn't miss much in the first half anyway so comfortably settled down to watch the second. When the match ended the drinking escalated! Pip had bought some Black Balsam - the drink of Riga apparently - which we all tried. It was absolutely vile! Luckily I found cider washed the taste away pretty well, just to check I had another!
The next day Pip, Nicolette, Tom and I caught a train and headed to Jurmela to visit the beach! ...
DAY 8 ..... Tuesday, May 27th ..... Riga
Today is our first experience in Eastern Europe and the old Soviet Empire.
What a surprise ... the preconceived notion of this 'area' is of cold concrete buildings ... but of course we forget that there was a time before the Russian revolution.
Riga has a beautiful and compact Old Medieval Town on the banks for the River ...
... he gave all of us a shot of Riga black balsam, which was again lovely. Then we took off on our own tour - going to see the art nouveau street (Alberta iela) and museum, the several small parks on the border of Vecriga, the Russian orthodox church, the freedom monument, and one of the largest markets in Europe - which sells EVERYTHING. I saw a kvas stand, so naturally had to get a few glasses from Blum and Brockton to try. Interesting, but not sure I ...
... just like Lithuania.
The hostel shared an entrance with McDonalds, of all places. It was an apartment up on the third floor of a building just on the edge of Riga's historic Old Town district. I was told to take my boots off when I got inside and that was just one of many things that made the place feel so homely. For real, it was one of those hostels that's so nice and cosy that you almost don't feel like getting up and going outside.
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
1 Slokas street, 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
90 Kalnciema Street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Brivibas 199c, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $45
Kaleju Str. 9/11, 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
Pulkveza Brieza 11, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $73
- Lovely hotel
- Great Choice!
- An enjoyable break
Jersikas 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
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
Aspazijas bulvaris 36/38, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Little Sweden
- Excellent city break
- Superb location
Elizabetes Street 21, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $101
70 Gertrudes Street, 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 Jana iela, Riga | Hotelfrom $37