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It was long time ago I first started to think about going to Riga - not so far, good communication, so on...but I had not much time and money and didn't know any person in Riga. The things changed after joining HC club and when in September's few days I planed what to see, what HC members to meet. So, from October 1 morning I sat to bus and at 12:00 I was in Latvia's capital Riga. I had 3 days to see Riga, till October 3 evening. It was enough to see main sights. First day I have just walked around and have visited Riga's ZOO, had salsa party; second day was the tour of old part of Riga; third day - centre, jugendstill buildings...
Old town and the centre are not so much walking time from the bus station - I walked just 5 minutes to meet locals and see Riga. So, I started to take a walk watching Riga old town's gothic spires of churches, narrow streets...
I should say it is nice town with great old town, green parks, charming centre, very wide river Daugava.
It was my first travel alone, but I enjoyed it and felt like at home – languages a bit similar, not far from Lithuania, food like the same too :) I am sure to come back to capital of Latvia sooner or later to see and feel more!
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- Pros:Small, but cosy and beautiful old town, big centre, jugendstil, great river Daugava
- Cons:Not much crosswalks in town :)
- In a nutshell:It is like mix of Budapest and Vienna to me!
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Written Oct 31, 2005
Jugendstill and parks
Written Jan 13, 2007
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