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... joy at finding swings it was like we were little kids again! We eventually reluctantly left tea beach headed back to the small town. We walked along the Main Street which for some reason reminded me of America. The street was pretty wide, all the buildings were wooden and autumns orange leafed trees lined the street. It was so quiet here but that just added to the charm of the place and also made it really obvious that the peak season was over!
Back at ...
... Had an iced coffee [a major seller] and a nice fruit plate with an edible almond bowl. Tony also came by. It was a rather swish setting, near St Peter's Church . Seems to me more Latvians smoke than Estonians.
Was on my own again. Ran into Heather who reported Tony was ahead of me. Headed for the other side of the tracks re the markets and the Academy of Sciences' building. One had to cross the railroad tracks. It was a great divide ...
... and they were exercising on the snow, playing funny games. We could not stop laughing as we had never seen anything like this before, we loved every minute of our time there. Watch the video:
The Christmas Fair had stalls for Mulled wine, Christmas gifts, sweets, cookies. we had the mulled wine, Latvian sweets, bought beautiful bunny candles and we then explored the rest of the town where ...
... local beer and their special garlic bread - nothing like we are use to but delicious. Spotting a few interesting caves earlier in the visitors centre, that are on the outskirts of town so we headed off. A small walk brought us to the little devils cave, being16m long and it is said this is where he lived and if you go there at midnight you can see him riding a horse with 7 heads. Kate wouldn't go to the end of course even with her trusty head ...
... Australians, you know nothing of how this works, you always get England and Britain mixed up but there's a huge difference! I wanted to tell her that i was actually correct in asking her if she was British because Wales happens to be in Britain but i couldn't be bothered since she must be an awfully unhappy soul to jump down the throat of a pure stranger just because of a simple question. Nasty nasty, meow!
All over the country side, there are ...
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
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
Aspazijas bulvaris 36/38, 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