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... churches...I do know that I will have to go on a city and a history museum, the former KGB building/museum, the Latvian Occupation Musuem.
For now, I will post some pictures without describing any of them. My day in Riga started only in late afternoon but I've been walking since and I'm tired.
Ar labu nakti - Good night
... and that my building had a 1m3 elevator ("max 6 people" - yeah right..). So carrying it up to the safety of my apartment was not really an option.
Suddenly, I understood why those fixies (ultra-light fixed-gear bikes) are so immensely popular here: the average Latvian carries his bike up to his apartment every single day. "I haven't brought my bicycle down since Winter" is generally accepted as a valid excuse for taking ...
... even in midrange hotels could have an issue. The cheapest stays are in Bali. Recommend booking straight through homestay pages, having email chat with host not booking through Booking.com (not possible to cancel with full refund even some days in advance). It helps in case You have to change Your plans. People are very friendly and not strict if You change Your plans, so You can pay for time spent or ...
04 April 2013
I had to be up pretty early to catch my bus down to Riga (9am...) so Itried to sleep most of the five hour journey. Luckily the bus station was located nice and close to the old town so it didn't take too long to get to the hostel. Not long after I arrived a couple of Americans also arrived for the one night so I headed out with them to look around the town.
We ended up going to a nice little restaurant ...
... after the final whistle.
I had set myself a goal of trying local beers in all the countries I was going through and as I already had one in Riga, I went with having a couple of Guinness’s here. The choice was for no other reason than the price, due to the Irish football the Guinness was on special, one Lat for a 500ml glass! Always got to look for a bargain to stretch the budget. I did revert back to a local ...
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