Travel Blogs from Riga
... is not that different to Australia, but fish is expensive. Restaurants selling beef, whether it be grills or burgers (Hereford is often mentioned) are very common, but fish places not so much. The market was crowded and obviously popular, just like places at home on a Saturday morning.
The Botanic Gardens ...
... and secret missions Latvia finally declared itself independent again. After the museum we then headed to the large market complex where we explored the tourist souvenirs while on the lookout for thicker jumpers! The highlight of the day for me was the €3 dress I purchased - a 6th outfit hooray!! We then headed into the food market for lunch where we both pointed at random items in display with no idea what we were getting for a grand total of €1.70 for ...
... in his place. On Christopher's death, the gold was used to establish the first building of Riga, where his cabin had stood.
I'm near Royal Square. I've continued zig zagging down streets and alleys. Where are those Guild buildings?
I'm chlling opposite the Cats House. It has a real life basis. A Latvian was refused entry to the Great Guild, then reserved for Germans. In response, he put two black cats atop the building he owned across ...
... Church. In the courtyard, they had an exhibit of what can best be described as the random junk they found in the basement of the church? Some cannons, wood pieces that used to be a water main, a lightning rod, some statues. It was pretty weird...
Also through town, we saw numerous large snail statues. We're hoping to figure out why tomorrow?
We grabbed dinner at a highly rated (on TripAdvisor) Latvian restaurant to at ...
... be OK as long as I didn't flash my wallet around.
I found out that there are two free walking tours to take part in, one of the Old Town and another that goes around Little Moscow. The Old Town is nice and everything but I can see that on my own and stop wherever I felt like it to look at the map. I assumed I probably couldn't (read: shouldn't) do that in Little Moscow so I took that free tour instead. This time the tour guide was holding a ...
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