Opera Hotel & Spa
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Latvia is a must-see for those who have only seen Western European countries because it has an entirely different feel than the rest of Europe that tourists usually see. I felt very safe in Riga, and even those who didn't know English were friendly. A smile is the same in every language. The medieval center was very interesting and quaint. If I had more time here, I would definitely try and go to the coast and observe more of the Latvian city infrastructure.
... in Latvia there turned out to be quite a bit to see in Riga. But it was still a bit strange seeing several locals wandering the streets with punched in bruised faces in what is meant to be the EU!!!
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... the station. It’s also on the 6th floor of its building. I’d hate to be less fit than I am and also trying to drag a suitcase rather than a pack up there. My room would only be ready at 2pm so I stowed my pack behind the desk and went out to explore my new city. On the plus side the weather was much better: finally some sun and it was around 17oC.
My hostel is quite close to Old Town so I made my way there. After a quick cappuccino at ...
... seems colder.
The far away building turned out to be another onion domed Orthodox church. John wanted to go inside but I wanted to pass. We ended up going inside. As usual there are no pictures allowed, all the women had head coverings and we seemed to be the only people just looking around at stuff. The women in this country scare me and I want to have as few interactions with them as possible.
Back out in the cold we walked through a park with ...
... Medieval wall.
We then left the tour and sat for awhile. We had been walking for 1 and 1/2 hours. So we stopped and had coffee and beer and tasted the local specialty, potato pancakes. They were quite good.
Riga is really a beautiful city with beautiful architecture. There are cafes everywhere with colorful awnings and flower planters hanging on wrought iron railings. All in all a beautiful day.