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  • Tallinn to Riga - Thursday, 11 September 2014Hotel Royal Ridzline, Radisson Blu Early start today. Bags out at 7am and on the bus at 8am for the trip to Riga, the capital of Latvia. The driver is required to stop every two hours so we called into Posted by gaddingabout in Russian Rv Cruise; Baltic States; Greece | Sep 11, 2014
  • Saturday 5th July (Elton)Today is a sea day, where we are sailing from Riga back to Stockholm. With no need to be off the ship for tours or port visits, we have a late breakfast, then sit on the pool deck, trying Posted by riteoh in UK & Baltic 2014 | Jul 6, 2014
  • Friday 4th July (Ilona)Riga, Latvia. Wonderful sights and many photo opportunities in the Old Town of Riga. Latvia only became a member of the EU on the 1st of January this year. It's one of the poorer nations of the EU. We joined Posted by riteoh in UK & Baltic 2014 | Jul 6, 2014
  • Last day in RigaToday is a free day to explore Riga. One of Ona’s suggestions was to travel by train to Jūrmala (pr Yurmala), which is a resort area on the Baltic Sea. Our bus driver, Alex, offered to drive there if there Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jun 22, 2014
  • Riga againA 9am start for a 3 hour walking tour of Riga’s old town with local guide Margita. Then we had the rest of the day free to explore. I walked to the central markets, which are housed in five Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jun 21, 2014
  • RigaA couple of random thoughts from my time in Estonia: small population of only 1.3 million the land is very flat, with rye and rape seed crops people are friendly and helpful major industry is IT great black rye bread (yum) there are still bears, Posted by MissWalker in Jen's Journey | Jun 20, 2014
  • Shore VisitThis morning we left the ship here in the Azores. Our time spent aboard the Noordam has been wonderful. The embarkation went smoothly, accommodation is very comfortable . The first few days were sunny and warm and Posted by BeeGood2 in Our Italian Odyssey | Mar 29, 2014
  • LatviaThis morning we left Estonia and headed south to Latvia. We rode the E61/A1 all along the coast until we reached Riga. We were in need of a shower and some luxuries like electricity after our wild camping in the Posted by XJR1300 in MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TOUR - Part 2 | Sep 3, 2013
  • Estonia, Latvia & LithuaniaAfter a busy few days in Helsinki, Finland we boarded the two hour ferry to Tallinn, Estonia. Both of us agreed upon arriving in Tallinn that it felt like a second home and that having been to Tallinn before we Posted by reinandleah in REIN & LEAH'S EUROPEAN ADVENTURE | Jun 23, 2013
  • Riga Posted by triciajohansson in TRICIA JOHANSSON | Jul 28, 2012
  • Riga Posted by triciajohansson in TRICIA JOHANSSON | Jul 27, 2012
  • Riga Posted by triciajohansson in TRICIA JOHANSSON | Jul 26, 2012
  • Dark TourismThe light flickers rapidly before the prison guard starts yelling. First in Russian, then in English. I don’t longer hear the actually words, but knows what to do: Get out of bed, leave the cell and stand at attention on Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Feb 19, 2013
  • Back to SwedenBeen spending a few days in Riga and have really been enjoying it. It is the biggest Baltic capital city, but I've been spending most of my time in the old town which feels similar to many others. Posted by canuck_pat in Mr. Pat goes to Denmark | Jan 7, 2013
  • RigaRiga was a city I was incredibly eager to come see. It has the largest collection of Art Nouveau architecture in the world and I couldn't wait to see it but first after our exhausting night getting to Riga, Ruby Posted by awowchuk in Sun Siberia and Snow | Sep 4, 2012
  • LatviaAfter leaving the family we had a morning in Rome so we decided to go have a look at the colleseum. We got there at 9am and it was already 26 degrees and a big que but it was great Posted by karenandbyron in The Goves' Travel Diaries | Jul 12, 2012
  • Travelling fast, Latvia4th July Tallinn Estonia, to Riga Latvia. I have been told in no uncertain terms, by daughter #1 that I have omitted to regale the food delicacies of Russian cuisine. We did of-course eat borsch at times and stroganoff which Posted by THEMIKNADS in Simply Classic Shanghai-London | Jul 4, 2012
  • Tallinn to Riga Sep 29Tallinn - Riga - Sep 29 Terre!! While the Estonian language is supposedly very difficult, there are many words that look almost like English probably because their alphabet is like ours. They do however like to double up letters particularly vowels (w Posted by suengarry in Europe Sep - Oct 2011 | Sep 29, 2011
  • Baltic BlastWhen we first left on our trip, the top three Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) had always seemed so far away but finally we were here, which also means the end is nigh. This region has been such Posted by Ange and Adam in Ange and Adam's European Adventure | Aug 26, 2011
  • 3rd July 2011Thankfully it was not so hot this morning. We took it easy this morning before walking 3km into town in the afternoon. The whole city was very quiet – I think the largest group of people we saw the entire Posted by kimdanny in Kim and Danny 2011 | Jul 6, 2011
  • 2nd July 2011Another hot night, but it did almost get dark for a couple of hours. Soon we'll be able to see stars again. It's been over a month since we've seen "nighttime". After breakfast we headed for Tarzan's adventure park. We Posted by kimdanny in Kim and Danny 2011 | Jul 3, 2011
  • 1st July 2011It was so hot and humid when we went to sleep and was the same when we woke up. The showers at the guesthouse were amazing - like showers you would find in someone's house. Each was in an individual Posted by kimdanny in Kim and Danny 2011 | Jul 3, 2011
  • Dinner in the Sky and a dark, comic operaRiga, Latvia Spending four nights in a city affords us the luxury of time to explore a new environment at a leisurely, even gentile pace – more so than the typical tourist. Approaching the end of our time in Riga Posted by jamesh1066 in Overland from Europe to China and beyond | Jun 16, 2011
  • Balneological exploration on the Baltic RivieraRiga, Latvia After exploring the delights of Riga, today, we find ourselves on a slow train to the Baltics’ version of the French Riviera, Jūmala. Well, that would be true if it were warmer, lot more stylish and open. Mid-June and Posted by jamesh1066 in Overland from Europe to China and beyond | Jun 15, 2011
  • Gunpowder, Goblins and BlackheadsRiga, Latvia For our first full day in Riga we set out to explore the Old Town. With overcast skies, however, it was a little colder than we used to and so, after a healthy breakfast of French pastries (!), we Posted by jamesh1066 in Overland from Europe to China and beyond | Jun 14, 2011
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