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... had a bus to catch in 20 mins. We were forced to leave without toms driving license which we'd left as a deposit.
Luckily on arrival at the bus station it was clear our luck was about to change. We boarded the bus with only 5 other people, free wifi, TVs on the back of the seats and free unlimited tea, coffee and hot chocolate! After watching a couple of films and a few hot drinks each unfortunately we had arrived! Finding the hostel probably went ...
... set up, with loud music, big crowds and lots of cheering. Turns out it was an international 3x3 basketball tournament being played right there in the square. I watched as the women's teams from Estonia and Ireland faced off against each other with some pretty snazzy moves.
At that point, I met a guy called Simon from London, who I'd noticed stopping at all the same sites and snapping all the same photos as me. After about the third or fourth time of us nodding to each ...
... 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 ...
... though how they walk on wet cobbles in high heels I'll never understand. We tried the local alcoholic fire water, called Black Balsam, and frak is that stuff strong, it tastes like cough medicine with a donkey-kick. I also took a lot of good pictures. The tour only cost us 7.5LAT, and the guide gave us the name of a fantastic restaurant, the Black Monk. We convinced Monika to go there and had a great ...
... insisted was NOT a soup) was very like a chowder - lovely smoky bacon and onion in a creamy fluid. The "kefir" was a sort of light yoghurt drink that came with it. Apparently it is a traditional Christmas dish, and at that time of year one would appreciate its hearty warmness - this evening it rather filled us up, but the mains were so good that we still mopped up the last smidgens of sauce with bread before relinquishing our plates. We had a venison steak (as ...
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
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
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
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