Rafael Hotel Riga

Caka 87, Riga, 1011, Latvia | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Riga

LIFE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Jul 27, 2014

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... in his place. On Christopher's death, the gold was used to establish the first building of Riga, where his cabin had stood.

I'm near Royal Square. I've continued zig zagging down streets and alleys. Where are those Guild buildings?

I'm chlling opposite the Cats House. It has a real life basis. A Latvian was refused entry to the Great Guild, then reserved for Germans. In response, he put two black cats atop the building he owned across ...

Baltic way

A travel blog entry by georgous_travel on Jul 24, 2013

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... in old town with our new friends. After that we split up with promises to meet up for dinner. Our only stop on our to do list was the Museum of genocide victims which was located in the former KGB building, their occupation story was very similar to that of Latvia's, however this museum had a lot more information on what happened to people who were sent to this building and showed a lot of torture rooms etc, we didn't make it all the way through the building as it was ...

Sunflowers at the End of the Journey

A travel blog entry by gitana13 on Jun 20, 2013

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... at my seat. The couple sitting next to me was from Gdansk, Poland and were returning home to visit their family. We had a wonderful conversation that covered many topics: life under the German and Polish Occupation, social services in the United States and in Poland, life in Poland compared to life in the United States and just where they lived in Philadelphia. I learned a ton from them. For those of you who are not as familiar with Polish history, Poland ...

My Bizarre Relationships with Trains

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 08, 2013

... I got back to Indiana. What I should have done was go to first class and begged, cried, offered to pay for an upgrade but back then, had no idea you could do such things. Nor would I have had any money with me to do it but a teen-aged girl crying might have done the trick.


Made arrangements for a train to take me from Switzerland to Slovakia. Should have been a snatch except I didn't know to make a seat reservation. When I boarded the ...

Days 15 to 16: Riga

A travel blog entry by mikensoph on Aug 15, 2012

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... became apparent; firstly – this is no longer a super cheap holiday destination and secondly – it feels an awful lot safer!

The last time we visited Riga there was always an undercurrent of hostility from the mostly Russian locals (the Soviets were quite successful in their “Russianisation” of Riga with over 50% of the population of the city now Russian immigrants). Things were usually fine when it was just the two of us but the ...

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