The delights of Riga, Latvia June 20th 2016 <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Bremen – Riga: Ryanair £27
I showed the old geezer in the driving seat the address of my hotel and he nodded. Off we set. As we left the airport perimeter, I tried to engage him in conversation.
“No English,” he barked.
I nodded, irritated by his casual rebuke. Maybe it was because he was sick of Englishmen visiting his city and ca ... read more
Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of... ... read more
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