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Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga July 26th 2003

I spent a few more days in Riga. Basically I checked out the sights in the day time and the nightclubs in the evening. The sights: most give student discounts - me not a student. They are also listed in the free magazines and maps given away at the tourist information centre. St. Peters Church - at 72m, gives some fantastic views - costs about £2 for entry. The Art Noveau Region - a famous architect designed an entire area of the city. Due to having the entire europe guidebook I can't name him but well worth seeing and the photos are just a small sample of what can be seen. The Jana Rozentala and Rudolfa Blaumana Museum - Accidently went to this museum as it was located in the Art Noveau region and thought it ... read more
Nice street.
Art Neuvea Building

Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga July 24th 2003

Riga is the capital of Latvai, and the biggest city in the Baltic countries. Around 1.7 million people live in and around Riga, compared with Tallinn at 400,000. The difference in size is obvious when arriving in on the coach. I'm staying in a backpackers (POSH), just near the bus station and outside the old town. The old town is a beautiful area of restored buildings, it doesn't have the same numbers of tourists that Tallinn had. Though there are still plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes here. Latvia is cheap - compared to the UK, and much of the rest of Europe. Prices - a pint in the bars about £1.20 - a pint of Hoegarden £1.60 - I love Hoegarden but at the £3.50 that is usually charged in English pubs I rarely drink ... read more
A church
The Freedom Monument

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