Weekend-Trip to Riga

We’ve just returned from an extended bank holiday weekend trip to Latvia’s capital and the largest Baltic city, Riga, where we stayed two nights at the four star Pk Riga Hotel (centrally located in Pulkveza Brieza 11, a very pleasant three star experience, with, as expected, four stars in most countries translating into three stars by UK or U.S. standards). Why Riga, you might ask. Well, initially all we knew about Riga was the limerick with the lady from Riga who rode with a smile on a tiger, but more recently we had heard good things about the Baltic Republics, and the flights and accommodation were incredibly good value. For some time now we’ve been looking further east for our European travel destinations, starting with Budapest and St. Petersburg, and planning our next trips to Bucharest, Helsinki, and Tallinn.    The airport is very conveniently located and the €15 cab […]

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