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Last day of Riga before leaving by ferry

Another early start to the day as it was ‘moving day’ We checked out but then hung around the hostel having brekki, jumping on the net, watching some telly and booking a taxi before heading out for a bit of a last minute look about. We walked the streets we have come to know and took any last...

permalink written by  Chris and Emily on July 5, 2009 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Europe 2009



A touch of home, a sad farewell and a ferry ticket.

We had an early rise today in preparation of the day ahead of us and our travel needs for tomorrow. We beat pretty much everyone in the hostel up this morning I think and made our way to a near by Café where we knew there was WIFI and a good view of the cities ‘freedom monument’ We did...

permalink written by  Chris and Emily on July 4, 2009 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Europe 2009



Meeting of more rellies

Today we were picked up by Mejia and Janis at about 10am and they took us to a place called blahblah that had a really nice Latvian Castle, we stopped at the souvenir stalls that are setup at the car park first and found a Latvian traditional right for Em the ring is called “blahblahring” and...

permalink written by  Chris and Emily on July 3, 2009 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Europe 2009



The meeting of distant rellies.

Today we were up early to meet Chris’ distant relatives Janis, Mejia and their daughter Marta. They have kindly offered to show us around Riga and the outskirts of the town over the next few days, and we have gratefully accepted their offer as we would love to maximize our Riga experience being...

permalink written by  Chris and Emily on July 2, 2009 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Europe 2009



Sleep, glorious, GLORIOUS SLEEP!!

SLEEEEEP! God we needed it! Getting off the bus was one of the most glorious things we have done yet, but there was a problem, we didn’t have the address for where we were staying. So, we wandered about the station looking for an information booth that might be able to tell us, but it was...

permalink written by  Chris and Emily on July 1, 2009 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Europe 2009



Out of Germany, into Latvia

Achtung! We have made it from Berlin to Riga in one piece!

permalink written by  dboyer on June 17, 2009 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: dboyer's Travel Blog



Whiteout

Well not really just more snow than I've seen in a while. Couch surfed again in Riga, found the chaps house just as he was heading out, he quickly showed me around and then gave me a key before disapearing off to a social function. 2 fellow surfers turned up a moment later. Went out in Riga...

permalink written by  Dan on November 23, 2008 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Been there, Dan that!



Riga

Get to Riga in the morning and the Hostel lets us check in early. The guy at the counter is very friendly and helpful... The room is very spacious indeed too... We do the Riga walking tour, lots of 17th and 18th century buildings, most in quite good condition and then we arrived at the...

permalink written by  Big_T on September 12, 2008 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Big_T's Travel Blog



The Baltics Pt I

Leaving sweden involved taking another jumbo-boat. this one, however was a little less glamourous: rusty windows and gruff staff. i got the feeling we were venturing back into the eastern bloc...we sailed through slighty rocky seas into riga into cold wet rainy weather. the theme for the rest of...

permalink written by  adamski752 on September 11, 2008 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Adam's Leisurely Return Home



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