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Travel Blogs from Riga
... of Turaida Rose. Maya in the local language meant 'rose'. This beautiful maiden resisted all suitors as she was in love with Victor, a gardener. Alexander, a higher up, wanted her but she rebuffed him. Offended, he had a plan. Knowing of Rose's relationship with Victor, he had a note penned about an earlier than usual rendezvous. Rose arrives to find Alexander who wanted to have his way with her. She could give in to the shame or kill herself. She devised another ...
... the supermarket, and they did offer me a ride home, and invited me to the family dinner (more of a "sit down, munch down your food, and run away from the table"-thing).
Anyway, I don't feel like I have to sit down to tea with them every night...
Location, location, location
Riga's old city centre is on the right bank of the Daugava river, and my house and my work are on the left side. Luckily, Riga is not much larger than Leiden, so ...
... you seem to keep moving for about 1/2 again as long as you were on the train so if I was on a train for 10 hours, for the next 5 hours, my body feels like it's still on the train. small price to pay for an enjoyable ride.
Just a few more stories. Traveling in India with my hubby and a small group of tourists, our guide warned us that the train pulls into the station and stops for just a certain amount of time. We needed to be spread out ...
... with a special mention to be made of the century-old organ that is in place here. At the time of my visit, there were extensive renovation work being carried out.
8. Riga Castle : With lush green lawns in front, the Riga Castle is another magnificent building. It is the official residence of the President of Latvia. Manned by tough, stern looking armed guards, parading down the driveway, one of whom gladly consented to help with directions and suggest some other ...
... example of using the old facades to house a more updated structure, A famous “Art Nouveau” style hotel, an eclectic apartment building and one of the many embassies, located in this wonderfully green area.
Once I finished my morning walk and got myself freshened up in my room, I began my tourist adventure at the building housing the national conference center. It is located very near my hotel and on the way through the park to the center “Old ...
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