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Travel Blogs from Riga
... an ex-Soviet tour. Much is torn down but a couple of monuments remain untouched as a reminder of history including the bridges and some buildings. It was explained to me that not everything was a negative during the Soviet times. Citizens were employed, had access to free education and medical services and were also given a house or apartment, no need for a mortgage. ...
... 8217;s. This was the Guild belonging to unmarried merchants. Destroyed in WWII it was rebuilt in the 90’s as an exact duplicate.
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This national beverage is sold everywhere. Made from 24 different herbs it is supposed to be very bitter. ...
... the need to dance an Act III - but the building was really pretty on the inside!
Spring is finally in the air in Riga, so after a sunny day we enjoyed a lovely sunset over the Daugava, which Jop documented extensively with his new flashy camera. When the sun had disappeared completely, we decided to test something I'd heard from a loud Italian at the InterNations meet-up: that Latvia has horrible pizza. We found that, as long as you don't go to Lulu's Pica ...
... of driving was quite reasonable, but some Latvians and most of the Russians are on a mission and yield to no man. At one point we had a crazed Russian and a Latvian four abreast with a truck and a scared looking car driver. Fortunately the roads aren't busy, so they got away with it. The nearer we got to Riga, the busier it became. We skirted the old town and the traffic moved very slowly for about 20 minutes. I think the cars not being able to pass ...
... in the many outdoor restaurants and cafes.
On Monday I set off and visited the the remaining tourist sights and due to the fact that there were so many guided groups also visiting the places I just stood nearby and listened to the information about the buildings or about the history in different languages. So once I could listen to German, another time English or ...
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
Slokas 1, 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
Kalnciema Street 90, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Brivibas 199c, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $45
9 / 11 Kaleju st, 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
36 / 38 Aspazijas Blvd , Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Little Sweden
- Excellent city break
- Superb location
Elizabetes Street 21, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $101
Gertrudes Str 70, 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 JÄÅa iela, Riga | Hotelfrom $37