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    Riga - in Latvia - Where is good - What to do - and what to see?

    I am in the process of packing to go to Riga in a few hours. Perhaps also down into Lithuania too.

    I have been to Riga a couple of times before, but never really seen much other than the end of the old town my hotel was at (the south east) - and the airport and train stations. So never really had a chance to do the touristy bit.

    So - what is worth seeing (kinda weird - but the TV mast looked really impressive and worth a visit).

    What restaurants are nice (or not nice).

    Also - where is worth a visit for a couple of days in Lithuania too?

    Entirely open to suggestions (although not into the afternoon Kalashnikova sessions).

    Rep for any good suggestions, or ones that make me laugh.

    ADDED LATER

    I guess I should have mentioned my bitch is on tow. :)))

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    Original Poster

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/25/Rtt.jpg/450px-Rtt.jpg

    Have also been to Riga twice & possibly done the same sort of thing as yourself - Old Town by night & city centre by day.

    Lithuania is brilliant. My last visit was in March this year . I flew in Kaunas picked up a hire car & drove to Klaipeda for the night then onto Vilnius & finally back to Kaunas. One place i missed but will go to in the future is the Hill of Crosses
    sacredsites.com/eur…tml

    I did however get to see the Centre of Europe & Trakai Castle. The latter being an awesome place if you have time. Both are near to Vilnius so some distance from Riga :

    travel.lt/tur…=en

    way2lithuania.com/en/…tle

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    darren9030;6492215

    Have also been to Riga twice & possibly done the same sort of thing as … Have also been to Riga twice & possibly done the same sort of thing as yourself - Old Town by night & city centre by day.Lithuania is brilliant. My last visit was in March this year . I flew in Kaunas picked up a hire car & drove to Klaipeda for the night then onto Vilnius & finally back to Kaunas. One place i missed but will go to in the future is the Hill of Crosses http://www.sacredsites.com/europe/lithuania/lithuania.htmlI did however get to see the Centre of Europe & Trakai Castle. The latter being an awesome place if you have time. Both are near to Vilnius so some distance from Riga :http://www.travel.lt/turizmas/selectPage.do?docLocator=4BED58D2AA7D11D9838E746164617373&inlanguage=enhttp://www.way2lithuania.com/en/travel-lithuania/trakai-castle



    Thanks - could you recommend any hotels there?

    The selection online seemed pretty dire, but I guess if you hired a car you just stopped when you saw one rather than prebooking?

    one of my good mates is from latvia wont be able to spk to him till tomorrow so unfortuneatly im of no help :-(

    Uniquestay in Vilnius is great & easy to find by car & has free internet in room ( actual computer - not wifi access )

    uniquestay.com/cen…ius

    In Kaunas i stayed here :
    kaunas-apartments.lt/Pub…=en

    Brilliant value for money & on the main street

    micoo;6492262

    one of my good mates is from latvia wont be able to spk to him till … one of my good mates is from latvia wont be able to spk to him till tomorrow so unfortuneatly im of no help :-(


    ? :whistling:

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    micoo;6492262

    one of my good mates is from latvia wont be able to spk to him till … one of my good mates is from latvia wont be able to spk to him till tomorrow so unfortuneatly im of no help :-(



    Post anyway if you can - as I have Fon set up, and my hotel in Riga has wifi (and will still use data until out of the UK).

    Nitro111;6492303

    ? :whistling:


    Latvia is 2 hours ahead so his mate will be in bed :thumbsup:

    ibiza;6492315

    Post anyway if you can - as I have Fon set up, and my hotel in Riga has … Post anyway if you can - as I have Fon set up, and my hotel in Riga has wifi (and will still use data until out of the UK).



    ahhhh, then i shall speak to my m8 tomorrow at basketball practice and try n get some stuf for you, will u be going out, cos apparently the ladies are amazing :lol:

    darren9030;6492323

    Latvia is 2 hours ahead so his mate will be in bed :thumbsup:



    na hes in dundee :lol: hes a student here lol good mate from basketball :thumbsup: but ye hes prob sleepin

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    darren9030;6492268

    Uniquestay in Vilnius is great & easy to find by car & has free internet … Uniquestay in Vilnius is great & easy to find by car & has free internet in room ( actual computer - not wifi access ) http://www.uniquestay.com/centrum-uniquestay-hotel-vilniusIn Kaunas i stayed here :http://www.kaunas-apartments.lt/Pub/default.aspx?language=enBrilliant value for money & on the main street




    My other half has family in Gusev, about 100km from Kaunas. Fortunately my visa is currently lapsed. :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

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    micoo;6492331

    na hes in dundee :lol: hes a student here lol good mate from basketball … na hes in dundee :lol: hes a student here lol good mate from basketball :thumbsup: but ye hes prob sleepin




    Dundee is centuries behind!!!

    Sleeping smelling of alcohol on Constitution Street? :-D

    ibiza;6492375

    Dundee is centuries behind!!!Sleeping smelling of alcohol on Constitution … Dundee is centuries behind!!!Sleeping smelling of alcohol on Constitution Street? :-D



    :lol: could be :lol: we actually lost him the other night, we were all ****ed and slightly high and he dissapeared on the way to a club and he doesnt remember what happened :lol:

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    micoo;6492390

    :lol: could be :lol: we actually lost him the other night, we were all … :lol: could be :lol: we actually lost him the other night, we were all ****ed and slightly high and he dissapeared on the way to a club and he doesnt remember what happened :lol:



    I liked Dundee, I was never a student there - but my happy hunting grounds were the student accommodation on Perth Road.

    Mind you - there have been some pretty grisly stories of how they treat eastern europeans in eastern scotland?!???!?! :w00t:


    micoo;6492326

    ahhhh, then i shall speak to my m8 tomorrow at basketball practice and … ahhhh, then i shall speak to my m8 tomorrow at basketball practice and try n get some stuf for you, will u be going out, cos apparently the ladies are amazing :lol:




    Read the bit added to my original post!!!!

    I DONT THINK SHE WOULD BE IMPRESSED.

    ibiza;6492474

    I liked Dundee, I was never a student there - but my happy hunting … I liked Dundee, I was never a student there - but my happy hunting grounds were the student accommodation on Perth Road.Mind you - there have been some pretty grisly stories of how they treat eastern europeans in eastern scotland?!???!?! :w00t: :w00t:



    na these guys are cool :lol: i know those ones, across from the skl, i live 10 mins for there, many a good night spent in those halls :whistling:

    ibiza;6492474

    Read the bit added to my original post!!!!I DONT THINK SHE WOULD BE … Read the bit added to my original post!!!!I DONT THINK SHE WOULD BE IMPRESSED.



    oh, haha my bad, still they are nice to look at, surely u can still appreciate a pretty lady :lol:

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