Nordic Hotel Jekaba Riga
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... glass of Domaine de Vaufuget Vouvray. For the next course I had the wild mushroom soup with white beans and smoked pork. This was very good too., although I don’t recall any beans. The broth looked and tasted like it was butter-based and crammed with mushrooms along with tiny cubes of ham, garlic and potato. Really nice. Overall, a good first taste of Riga. If I only have one criticism of Tallinn it is the food, which I thought was uniformly average. The game platter I had ...
... close to this area are a number of cemeteries.
The first we entered was the Rainis cemetery. There is a memorial statue to the writer 'Rainis' which is allegorically supposed to represent Latvia awakening from its sleep. But more interesting for us are the gravesites of the everyday people. Wherever we see a cemetery there are many people tending or ...
... took less than an hour and after a short walk we were there! The first time we'd be on a beach in ages! Unfortunately it wasn't as Tom had envisaged; choppy wintery waters hitting the sea wall. The beach stretched for miles and seemed to go on forever! The sea was very calm and as the beach was so good and virtually empty it was very peaceful. We randomly picked a direction and started walking along the shore. Before long the urge to see how cold the water was ...
... shops seem to do a bustling trade in it.
I'd intended to be in Riga for a few days, and to visit the surrounding towns and national parks and see more of Latvia. Unfortunately, circumstances being what they were, I only had about twelve hours to see the city. So, tired as I was, I decided to make the most of it and set out to explore.
Riga's Old Town is actually very nice. It's bigger than Vilnius, but still pretty compact and can be walked from one end to the ...
... them all one by one.
Of course, I'm not completely culturally insensitive. So by now, I have found out that the big Rimi (the slightly upper-price-segment supermarket) is one of those hypermarché-type of stores that not only sells spongy bread and frozen pizzas, but also potted plants, camping gear, stereo equipment, perfume, liquor, and even souvenirs.
Alternatively, the Centraltirgus (central market) ...
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