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... I assure you it was purely coincidental *cough*. I shouldered my pack and made my way to the bus station. Thankfully it wasn’t raining. I got on the bus and was hoping to get some sleep. The other buses I’ve been on this past fortnight have always made me sleepy and seen me nod off. But maybe it was because I was overtired that I found it really hard to sleep. I dozed on and off but nothing that refreshing.
I was awake for the border crossing to ...
... to deal with that. If not travelling in very remote, tropical rainforest areas, no need for malaria medicine
Clothes - take clothes for 3 day usage and use local laundry for cleaning – it is cheap mostly about 2usd per kg. My list:
· One long fast drying trousers that can be converted into shorts
· One shorts or long breathable skirts
· 3 tops – ...
... could have achieved this business task without batting an eyelid. But no, this situation caused the lady so much grief that she spat some Latvian angry saying toward me and after I asked for a second time I was shooed away. After this I went to another exchange place right next door and was welcomed with open arms as if I was the best thing since sliced bread.
After spending half the day walking around all the large monuments and old historical buildings I ...
... was sliced up little frozen bits and not a whole brain like I was hoping for.
The one Swede that I met up with in Sweden was a girl called Linda (but I like to call her smiley), I hadn't seen Smiley in 8 years! She was one of a group of exchange students that I hung out with for awhile when I very first moved to Newcastle so it was somewhat weird talking to her and hearing names of people that I had long since forgotten.
At the very start of my trip I met ...
... Catherine the Great fell ill during a trip to Latvia but was cured a day after drinking the concoction. Next, we were acquainted with the early 13th century St. Peter’s cathedral. The steeples were initially made of wood but were destroyed by WWII. They were rebuilt out of metal.
Memories from my childhood can to the forefront when we stumbled (likely by design) upon a statute dedicated to the Musicians of Bremen, a story by the brothers Grimm about ...
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- Excellent Hotel
- Good hotel, nice view
- GOOD HOTEL - BEAUTIFUL BAR- AWFUL STAFF!!!
Kugu 24, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Wonderful Hotel
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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
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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
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Raina Blvd 33, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $91
Jersikas 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
Pulkveza Brieza 11, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $73
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- 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
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- 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