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Riga, Latvia

LATVIA | Mon, 2 May 2016 | By tiltingwindmills | Views [93]

Saturday, 30 April In the morning we departed Estonia for Riga, the capital of Latvia. It was a comfortable 4hr bus ride on a surprisingly well equipped vehicle; there was WiFi onboard and each seat had its own entertainment system showing the ... Read more >

Tags: latvia, riga

Riga Reflections and the Numbers from the Baltics

LATVIA | Tue, 12 Apr 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [287]

I usually have an impression of a place before arrival, and that often predetermines whether I will like it. The impression may or may not be based on anything very substantial. Perhaps I have tucked away a vague memory of a news report or a photograph, ... Read more >

Tags: budget, latvia, riga, sabbatical, solo, travel

Health Risks - Latvia

LATVIA | Fri, 12 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [502]

Latvia is one of those up-and-coming Eastern European countries whose major city charms overshadow the fact that much of the rural countryside has still a long way to go.   In that case, many travelers nowadays wouldn’t put much thought into ... Read more >

Tags: europe, latvia, travel-health

Driving Tips for Latvia

LATVIA | Fri, 12 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [514] | Comments [1]

Eastern European countries are known for being slack when it comes to driving skills, and Latvia is no different from the others.   Drivers often “forget” to follow the rules, and pedestrians may not be something that drivers consider should ... Read more >

Tags: europe, latvia, transport, travel-safety-tips, travel-transport

Safety in Riga - Latvia

LATVIA | Fri, 12 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [873] | Comments [2]

Check your purses, tap your wallets and don’t take drinks from strangers.   Latvia has a reputation for crime and scams targeted to the foreigner.   Don’t take it personally; these issues are so prevalent that they are bound to touch on all types ... Read more >

Tags: crime, europe, latvia, travel-crime, travel-safety


LATVIA | Fri, 1 Oct 2010 | By gumerg | Views [321]

Ha sido una visita rápida a Riga. Ya con bastante frio (2 de octubre, y cero grados de  mínima) La ciudad da para un día y poco más. Varias catedrales, museos, fachadas de casas y mucha cerveza. Todo muy nórdico y tranquilo, y caro. No sabemos si alguna ... Read more >

Tags: latvia, riga

Lithuania vs. Latvia vs. Estonia: The Ultimate Showdown

ESTONIA | Sun, 29 Aug 2010 | By lauren_watson | Views [26314] | Comments [3]

Alright kids - get out your boxing gloves. The Baltic countries are in the ring, duking it out in the ultimate challenge. In each country I have met fellow travelers who have given me their opinion on which they like better. What’s so funny is that ... Read more >

Tags: estonia, latvia, lithuania, riga, tallinn, vilnius

Better to Fly Solo or With Somone Else?

LATVIA | Sun, 29 Aug 2010 | By lauren_watson | Views [1768] | Comments [5]

First off, I would like to dedicate this post to my traveling partner in crime, Amy Dyer. For the last 4 years I have been dead set on the idea that traveling by yourself is really the best thing you can do. There are many positives, the main one ... Read more >

Tags: copenhagen, independent travel, latvia, lithuania

The Latvians tried to kill me!

LATVIA | Sun, 5 Oct 2008 | By nadscol | Views [448] | Comments [2]

Now that got your attention! So….Latvia. What can I say? Watch out that you don’t get food poisoning- this is coming from personal experience, I honestly wanted to die, I felt so ill. It was utterly dreadful.   The day started in Russia in ... Read more >

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