Opera Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Yet again we had won the bus lottery and began wishing the 4 hour journey from Vilnius to Riga was longer. TV screens and a selection of movies in English, and unlimited free hot drinks! As there was only 3 others on the bus, it was difficult to refill so many times as the noise of the machine could be heard all around the bus, how many drinks could 5 people have?! I managed 3, while watching Ice Age on the TV!
Once we had arrived in Riga, we took the ...
... green covers here. Sometimes there were stop signs at railway crossings but not all of them. Petrol seems some four or five euro cents higher in Latvia.
We reached Cesis by 1100. What became the Latvian flag was first raised here. The castle belonged to the Master of the Livonian Order [Livonia was the name the Liv tribe gave to modern day Estonia and Latvia]. Its period of prominence was the 13th to the 16th century.
Walked to a nice park behind the ...
... was about the Santa's fair, It is still worthwhile to see it from outside if you are in Riga.
We enjoyed our walk and my daughter felt the cold as she had just come from the hot climate of Hong Kong but she is a tough cookie. We went back to the hotel, ordered the room service which was fine and we went for the spa in the hotel which was really lovely, the hotel is new so the facilities were really ...
... hour lay-over in Riga on our way to Uzbekistan, so we decide to make use of our Schengen-privileges and take the harmonica bus into town. After only 15 minutes we jump off the bus next to an ugly steel-and-concrete library, a nice Soviet-style statue and some Austria-meets-Sweden houses. We're not quite sure what part of Europe we're in culturally, but we enjoy the arts-and-crafts hippy atmosphere. There seems to be a cafe, ...
... to be brusque and say "hay-hay!" in Latvia. No, we're not in Scandanavia anymore. But Riga is a marvelous city. We found the open air market, the cobblestoned Old Town and a chocolate maker, much to Anna's delight. The former Soviet oppression is still palpable, but Latvia has been hard at work to shed its past. According to our Swedish friends, who served in the Swedish navy and lived in Moscow during the cold war, all of the Baltic states are trying hard ...