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Travel Blogs from Riga
... we braved the rain and headed out all wrapped up like Michelin Men for the walking tour. The walking tour started off with a brief overview of the history of Latvia and our guide showed us some of the less touristy courtyards hidden around the old town. Then we headed to what was once the biggest market in Europe and is still very impressive. There are 5 large buildings each housing a different type of product such as dairy, meat, vegetables etc. There are also ...
... it was quite late, and my original plan of getting to sleep early was out the window. It didn't matter; the town was loud and hopping as only a party town on a Saturday night could be, so trying to sleep in that cacophony would've been futile. Oh well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. , Simon and I ended up going on a bit of a self-directed improptu pub crawl, including stops at an Australian pub where the drinks were served out of a carved-out VW van, and in a sort of weirdly ...
... Mode bar. I was amazed that there was one of them period, and now to find out there are two? The guy who ran it said this one was pretty new and that he'd been to the one in Tallinn and is hoping this one can live up to that one. After that, we went to another divey bar called The Funny Fox which turned out to have karaoke. Because everybody loves karaoke.
Still basically know nothing about Latvia, but tomorrow that will change!
... and had cake, oh nom nom nom, Yum it was good! I took the afternoon off before we headed out to a little Latvian restaurant for more traditional food. I had the pork hot pot filled with potatoes.
So far I'm loving the group and this tour. None of them seem to mind my sick, dark and weird sense of humour. Hooray for boobies.
"Have you ever been with the girl guides?""No, but I ate a brownie once." ...
... palace itself was humongous and the gardens astonishing. At one point, it belonged to a lover of Catherine the Great, she had given it to him as a gift (judging from the size and the lavishness of the place, he must've been exceptionally good at loving). And a brave lover at that since Cathy seemed mean as a serpent based on the portraits we've seen. See? Our politicians at home aren't the only ones handing out favours to friends and family, politicians the ...
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
1 Slokas street, 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
90 Kalnciema Street, 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
Aspazijas bulvaris 36/38, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Little Sweden
- Excellent city break
- Superb location
Elizabetes Street 21, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $101
70 Gertrudes Street, 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 Jana iela, Riga | Hotelfrom $37