Hotel Skanste

Skanstes Iela 9, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Skanstes Iela 9, Riga, is near Town Hall Square, Cat House, Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs), and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble.
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    Travel Blogs from Riga

    Not just another old town

    A travel blog entry by triptalk on Jul 16, 2014

    2 comments, 23 photos

    ... reason it felt like the Latvians just got brutalized from all sides. I walked out of the museum wanting to give every Latvian I saw a high five for being so tough and perservering. So, I celebrated Latvia and ate dumplings and soup and drank a shot of their spicy liqueur RigaBalzam. I also went to the big central market and saw sweet peas(flowers) and all kinds of pickles and a basket man and old ladies crocheting little things and fish and cheese and polyester dresses and giant ...

    Biking through the old town

    A travel blog entry by eyre on Mar 12, 2014

    8 photos

    ... Another challenge is the underground street crossings. The choice is between dragging your bike down and up the stairs, or finding a (long) detour to avoid them.

    Like a little girl with training wheels

    The nicer roads are so big and busy that only the truly brave cyclist will venture onto them, wearing the appropriate reflective and protective gear, of course. Which leaves us mere mortals to cycle on the sidewalks, like little ...


    A travel blog entry by mek1 on Aug 12, 2013

    1 comment, 12 photos


    Last night was the Captain's welcome party and we had a wonderful time. Natalie, the head purser had us all at her table and we had a really terrific dinner with live music and dancing. Today we are sailing to Riga, Latvia.

    We arrived in the early afternoon and went on a half day excursion. We went first to the Art Nouveau area. The buildings there are spectacular. All have ...

    Day 33 - Cēcis to Riga

    A travel blog entry by magicbus1 on Jun 21, 2013

    7 photos

    ... near the exit we grabbed it and departed in some haste, thereby depriving ourselves of the opportunity to find out if our Shetland Islands Council parking clock thingy was compatible with Latvian traffic law. The police car must have observed all this and did not pursue us, so either we were parked legally, or they were with the serious crimes unit, and defrauding Cēsis Town Council parking department of a couple of Lat was beneath their ...

    My Bizarre Relationships with Trains

    A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 08, 2013

    ... was so full that the conductor let them stay. AND unfortunately for us, Cologne had won the football match so everybody was celebrating. It is a long way between Munich and Cologne where everyone finally left the train sometime in the wee hours of the morning. So we didn't get any sleep but I am not sure we would have even if we had paid for a sleeping berth.

    Traveling with a small group of people in Hungary, our leader, who was ...