Travel Blogs from Riga
Today is July 5th. Today we left Vilnius for Riga,Latvia by coach. Our travels took us to the lovely seaside town of Jurmala in Latvia where we had a lovely lunch. We are heading towards the Baltic for a quick little toe-dip in the Baltic Sea.
Our first stop when we arrived in Riga was at the Opera House wondering why we're doing ...
... I saw a
hidden baggage fee I had to pay (even though I had done extensive
research, the discounted airlines often find a way to sneak prices up on
you) so I had to pay an extra $50 just to be able to check my one bag
with only 44 pounds of allowance.
BAH! I'm just going to brush it off, because bright and early tomorrow morning,
I fly to Amsterdam.
... the bus was comfortable enough for the four and a half hour journey.
I got the impression on our journey that our bus driver was trying to break some sort of speed record, he really seemed to be on a mission to get to Riga early. I found it best not to watch when we were passing cars. As Estonia and Latvia are Schengen States there was no need to stop at the border. We did have to pull over at one point though as a ...
... we undertook with our hosts: sitting around the camp fire in the garden, outside the city, and preparing a meal with freshly harvested vegetables. Also, we had the ultimate Latvian sauna (pirts) experience. We first visited the pirts museum, an endeavour of an enthusiiastic young Latvian man who collected, well, sauna's and not only exposed them but also offfered them for use. We did use a sauna in another place in the country side, just along ...
... even in Latvian!).
A few days ago we finally got to meet face to face Jaycee Jensen and Susan Patterson who are running this amazing ministry in Latvia to help reach orphan children and to teach them life skills to use once they are out on their own. I will blog in the next few days about the plight of the orphaned child in Latvia, but want to give a huge shout out to Jaycee and Susan for what they are ...
Other places to stay in Riga
Elizabetes 55, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- Excellent Hotel
- Good hotel, nice view
- GOOD HOTEL - BEAUTIFUL BAR- AWFUL STAFF!!!
Kugu 24, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $84
- Wonderful Hotel
- Above average, but location could be better
- Good hotel...depending on what room you get
Elizabetes Street 73, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $101
Slokas 1, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $62
20 Kipsalas St, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $48
33 Dzirnavu , Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $78
- Fab Hotel
- Loved this hotel
- Brilliant Hotel and Location
Raunas St 44, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $30
Kalnciema Street 90, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $50
Brivibas 199c, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $38
9 / 11 Kaleju st, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $56
- Location, location , location
- Great Location, excellent hotel
- Great hotel, great city
70 Kaleju Street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $72
Raina Blvd 33, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $88
Jersikas 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $33
Pulkveza Brieza 11, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $64
- Lovely hotel
- Great Choice!
- An enjoyable break
Reimersa Street 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $92
7 Elijas street, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $49
K. Valdermara Iela 23, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $85
Krisjana Barona iela 12 , Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $68
- Gut und schlecht
- Good and bad
- Great Breakfast and staff, shame about the single beds
Sofijas 8, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $28
36 / 38 Aspazijas Blvd , Riga | 4 star hotel
- Little Sweden
- Excellent city break
- Superb location
Elizabetes Street 21, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Gertrudes Str 70, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $45
Slokas 49, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Pils Street 12, Riga | 5 star hotelfrom $228
Bruninieku 6, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $43
6 JÄÅa iela, Riga | Hotelfrom $37