Travel Blogs from Riga
An early flight of only a couple of hours took us to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. It was interesting to see from the air the Oresund Bridge which links Denmark and Sweden. In a few weeks we will cross that bridge.
We collected a rental car from the airport and were soon on our way. Rather than heading straight into the city, we had decided to spend ...
... quiet drink was ruined slightly by the stag do type atmosphere around the pubs (pumping trance music and cheesy bars). We made the most of some very nice cafes by day though. On our last evening we tried a somewhat dubious local black liquor known as "Black Balsam". Something to be tried once (only), I think.
Following a night with a very smelly frenchman, we were on our way again.
... meal so into a supermarket for an ice cream cone [.67] for my cold and quick lunch.
About half the group was not back on time, blaming poor service. Hey, you've got a deadline; deal with it. Simona told a joke about people being late which was her way of saying the same thing but she would have been better off laying the law down.
The more difficult the name of a Latvian beer, the better it is. By 1320, we were off toward Sigulda or 'little Switzerland'. ...
... Pizza restaurant near our hotel, the pizzas were really great here and we walked to our hotel and they had changed our room which was much better than our previous room, my daughter was too tired to go for the spa but she was happy that we had wifi. We had a brilliant day at Riga but my daughter had cold so I started her on the flu medication.
... palace itself was humongous and the gardens astonishing. At one point, it belonged to a lover of Catherine the Great, she had given it to him as a gift (judging from the size and the lavishness of the place, he must've been exceptionally good at loving). And a brave lover at that since Cathy seemed mean as a serpent based on the portraits we've seen. See? Our politicians at home aren't the only ones handing out favours to friends and family, politicians the ...
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 Gertrude 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