"SNOWSTORMS IN RIGA" Riga by Sininen

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I found good deal for flights or what do you say...€0,02 return plus airport taxes €25! What else could I do but book the flights and spend a long weekend in the capital of Latvia! I had heard a lot of positive things about Riga and in my mind I had a picture of a city very much like Tallinn. Well, I was wrong. Tallinn is Tallinn and Riga is Riga. No need to compare them - both have their own unique attraction. I can recommend Riga to you. Go before it changes too western.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Full of history, friendly people
  • Cons:Not many speak English, more expensive than you would think
  • Last visit to Riga: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Thanks that was a great intro to Riga. I enjoyed my armchair travel.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2007 at 1:26 AM

    Enjoyed your Riga page Sini! It brought back some nice memories of my visit to Riga last December. I was hoping for snow like you had, but only got a drizzle of rain. I did have a great time here though! Hahaha, the rat warning sign is so funny! :-))))

  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 10:45 PM

    Belated thanks for the comments on my Palmyra pages. I find your visit to Riga quite interesting as I know so little about the Baltic state nations.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2007 at 9:24 AM

    Too bad the weather was so bad, but nevertheless you have seen a lot and made the most out of your stay! We booked Riga for September and we are very much looking forward to it!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2007 at 4:59 PM

    Very nice page Sini! Riga is my next stop, so it was very helpful!

  • londonphil's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    anywhere in riga to airport should not be more than 10-12 lats. anymore and you are being taken for a ride

  • XtravelloverX's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 10:57 AM

    I would definitely agree, Riga was much more expensive than I thought it would be. Happy travels. :)

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2006 at 8:15 AM

    very informative riga page!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2006 at 12:00 PM

    an interesting page and great pics of the lovely architecture there !

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 6:23 AM

    Enjoyed this Riga page. What a charming place with its churches & castle. But it looks so coooold. I was intrigued with the wooden dolls. Riga appears to be quite reasonable price-wise. xxx Lori.


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