Park OK Hotel

Maza Nomentu 43, Riga, 1050, Latvia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Riga

Sleepless in Tartu

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Aug 30, 2014

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... bakery (I’m sure they put cinnamon on it and not cocoa!), I entered old town and made my way to the tourist information centre. The first thing I noticed was the HUGE number of tourists around. Maybe it was because it was Saturday but there was a god awful number of tourists around. And lot of touristy things going on as well. This in itself was enough to downgrade my opinion of Riga.

Riga Old Town, like the Old Town of Tallinn, is where the medieval ...


A travel blog entry by sheppa80 on Jun 28, 2013

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... Latvian that he wanted money to eat (score drugs) while texting on his phone. I just kept saying, “Noi understando,” assuming this was the Italian version of “I don’t understand”. Just as he was about to give up, Jo said, “Sorry but we have no money,”... in English! Hmmmm, he quickly gathered that we either learnt English very f**king fast or we were lying to him. Either way he sprouted some Latvian/Baltic saying that was not ...

Saunas, skiing, ships and shots on the Baltic Sea

A travel blog entry by reece_k on Mar 05, 2013

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... the sea is frozen solid either side of the shipping channel and the boat crashing through the ice makes a really cool sound, especially since there is nothing else around so it is the only sound you can hear. Although you do see the odd house or two on some of the islands and wonder how the occupants survive.
The girls were waiting for me at the harbor (which was very nice) and they had some things planned for my visit, I am still trying to work out if ...

Riga, not like the spy novels

A travel blog entry by paulcunningham on Sep 06, 2012

3 comments, 11 photos

... the same, all called Stalin's birthday cake, apparently it was a good thing to do, or else.

If anyone can explain the street art showing an exploding sausage, let me know. Must be something cultural!

Apparently the tradition of lights on Christmas trees was started here by the, 'Guild for the Unmarried Tradesman', although their tradition ended with burning ...

The Pearl of the Baltic

A travel blog entry by cjgs1430 on Aug 19, 2012

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... us for a bit of free time, which we used to shop for souvenirs (the sales clerk followed us around the entire time).

The tour took us past the Three Brothers (three houses that are connected; the white one was built in 1490 and is the oldest house in Riga) into the center of Old Town. Here, we found Dom Cathedral. It was built in 1211 on a hill when it was initially constructed, and the congregation had to walk up four stairs to enter. After the new city was built up ...