Address: Dunu iela 1, Riga, LV2111, Latvia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Riga

Exploring Riga

A travel blog entry by jannettek on May 04, 2015

3 comments, 51 photos

... is famous for its large number of buildings designed in Art Nouveau style. a very grand area where the detail in decoration is quite admirable.

As a last note for today, I must say that we are managing with the language but yesterday's shop brought a number of surprises. ...

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 ...

The Scary House on the Corner

A travel blog entry by madanaki on May 02, 2014

6 comments, 14 photos

... br> It really is an eye opener for us that as recently as 25 years ago, there was still torture, shootings, kidnappings and general suspicion amongst the populace. To all intents and purposes, these countries seem like any other normal European towns, yet there lies so much tragedy and pain within the walls of these cities. We're sure the same is true of Phnom Penh, Hanoi and El Salvador and many other cities around the globe.

Next stop, Vilnius, ...

Tallinn to Riga

A travel blog entry by draak777 on May 01, 2014

5 photos

... The food was good but a bit on the cold side and it took a long time to arrive. But we didn't mind too much. Pieter was busy sampling items from the bar. Most interesting was the local liquor. The best one was made from blackcurrants. Pieter also sampled Latvian vodka which had one hell of a kick. The worse thing was a big group of 40 arrived. The main door was open for ages an arctic breeze was swirling in. But was interesting to watch the tourists, including the 2 ...

One Step Closer

A travel blog entry by funkymonk on Sep 06, 2013

... have liked longer, but I saw what I wanted to.

This isn't the first time I've asked this question, but why do flea market-type places always have not one but several people selling old television remote controls? Where the **** do they get them from? I saw a place on the street in Cairo selling them and I just don't get it. Never, ever, have I seen or heard of someone saying, "Damn! I really must got to the old black market and buy a TV remote." And ...