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

Into Latvia

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... only one taxi left. As we dragged our luggage out of the shade towards it, he closed his doors, shook his head, and zoomed off! And so there we stood - admittedly rather relieved to be reunited and in possession of 62 Lats - while every taxi in Latvia went somewhere else. After a while Gray went down to the main road to try to flag one, but eventually one turned up at the rank (we think containing one of the original drivers) and we could be driven the half kilometre or ...

Tales from Old Riga

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... just curliques and other designs but it made walking in the city streets a bit difficult as my head should have been on a swivel to see them all.

There are some buildings with not such wonderful decorations though and not such good pasts as well. A building on the corner of one street was where the Communist Central Committee was stationed and while ...

A Day at the beach

A travel blog entry by maitribe


... about non existant, we had to be ready to jump in the vehicle, as they pulled over to the curb in traffic. Along the way to the beach we stopped first at a shopping mall to buy a towel for Maija. Further along, we made a short stop at a lovely garden centre, where Ilze picked up a few plants for her garden. Then we continued along to the beach, which is on the Vidzeme's seashore, on the Gulf ...

Famous for Art Nouveau it seems...

A travel blog entry by tiggerbird


... II. More than 70 thousand Latvian Jews were killed, including during the burning of a Synagogue in July 1941... there now stands the remains of this site and a memorial here. Of course there are the key sights around the city such as the Freedom Monument (symbol of Latvian Independence/major landmark), St Peter's Church (has a viewing platform although I didn't go up), House of Blackheads (belonged to the Guild of unmarried merchants - apparently in it's time ...


A travel blog entry by taylor.cornwall



Riga, the capital city of Latvia, has been highly affected by RyanAir syndrome. A largely undiscovered place until just a few years ago, the selection of its airport as a regional destination for the low cost airline has created a tourism explosion. Unfortunately, this has largely centered around British stag parties, looking for cheap beer and beautiful women, and there was hardly a night out when we didn’t bump into a large, ...


    TripAdvisor Reviews Xcelsus Riga

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