Travel Blogs from Riga
... difference between a tourist and a traveler, roomie.
Left after 1800. Sarah recommended a road in the old town in the northwest quadrant; something for tomorrow.
The Orthodox cathedral had a service underway so I hung back. It had soft blues, many saintly depictions and ornate iconostases.
Continued into the old town looking for the place re the black balsam. Stumbled on it eventually after more pix of the House of the Blackheads. Had ...
Exhaustion finally caught up with Mandy, and after getting up and having breakfast, she proceeded to fall back asleep for a bit. Bam, two hours later, there went the morning. Steve managed to do the heavy lifting and got through 3 more levels of Candy Crush while juggling Facebook, Words with Friends and reading the Sydney Morning Herald online. We did manage to get out and about and take a final walk around the beautiful old town of Tallinn, before ...
... Fruit/Veg, Fish, Meats 'Other' stuff. Worth a visit for sure!!! After a bit of shopping, we headed back into town and carried on walking.
The occupation museum was good but slightly let down as they have moved it to a temporary building. Only 1/5 of the exhibition is available, nevertheless it was good and interesting to see how Latvia has come about. I think it'll be even better when it reopens up ...
Despite the fact that our air plane seems to want to attempt landing upside-down, we arrive quite safely (though slightly queasy) in Riga, thanks to the brave efforts of our Baltic Air pilot. We find that it is extremely windy in the capital of Latvia, which is unfortunate since we didn't bring a coat! We decide to enjoy the cold while it lasts; it's going be very very hot when we get to Central Asia!
Nona and I have ...
... back to Liva's apartment I was struck with jetlag and slept for 3 hours until we went to dinner to celebrate Dennis's birthday. Dennis is the brother of Liva's host mom in the United States. They were visiting Liva as well to celebrate the Midsummers Festival and to spend time with Liva and her family. We went with Liva's mother and boyfriend to a restaurant along the river. I used the Latvian that Liva and others had taught me to introduce myself and I have to say that it felt ...
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