Opera Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... as I didn't like yesterday's too much but I needed some time to do nothing and grab a bite to eat. I returned to Sweetday Cafe and had another delicious sandwich, this time with my 1st dark chocolate cake in Riga and an Americano coffee. The cake was as good as any other I've had these past couple of weeks. It wasn't sweet and was ...
... and headed through the hip area where the cool kids live out to a craft beer brewery and enjoyed unfiltered local beer. We had a few other places on our list but being Monday they were closed so we went home for a few drinks. We had also popped into several local shops and hotspots throughout the day so we had done very well exploring Riga that day. With time ticking on and it all being rather similar to Estonia we woke up on Tuesday and decided to press on to Lithuiania! :) ...
... just outside of Riga in a beach town called Jurmala. Although the cool, rainy weather did not deter the crowds on the street, it kept us from a planned 'toe-dipping' in the Baltic Sea.
Our tour day finished with a visit to the (in my opinion) unremarkable Riga Opera House and a delightful surprise concert by a member of the company. After admiring the Freedom Monument, we walked to the Grand Palace, our boutique hotel in Riga's Old ...
... walk. I took the time to get some money changed, the local currency being Latvian Lats. It took me some time to get my head around the exchange rate and how much I would need, it was going to be an ongoing battle over the course of this trip, to change enough money for the stay without having too much if any left over. Having never been to these countries and not knowing the cost of food etc made it very much a challenge. ...
Riga, Latvia is an unfriendly place; at least from my observation on this day. There is no eye contact between people unless they know each other. There are no smiles exchanged unless with someone known. There is no feeling of happiness or joy or pleasure and that is hard to figure out because the city itself is beautiful, the parks are gorgeous and decked with art and the Old Town is charming. The weather is perfect; no, better than perfect.
I'll bet it is me. I look ...