Tag: latvia

  • Riga, Brussels and Prague

    Riga, Brussels and Prague

    So which airport would you like me to describe first? Today, I’ve visited three different airports in three different countries: Latvia, Belgium and now the Czech Republic. And although it sounds like a bit of a drag – all in the name of a cheap airfare – it was actually loads of fun.… Read the rest

  • Food, Service and the Soviets

    Food, Service and the Soviets

    Do you think it’s wrong to tip a waiter just because they’re cute? I struggled briefly with this moral dilemma today as I had a late lunch. On the one hand, it disadvantages the less attractive waiters, but on the other hand, a cute waiter often adds to the enjoyment of the experience.… Read the rest

  • Contains Nudity

    Contains Nudity

    I woke early this morning with a determination to do some sightseeing. I’d done my research, the weather was looking good, and I was looking forward to seeing more of Riga and a little of neighbouring Jurmala.… Read the rest

  • Riga is not what I expected (in a good way)

    Riga is NOTHING like I expected. To be honest, I was expecting just a larger version of Tallinn. In common with Estonia, Latvia is on the Baltic, and has been dominated over many hundreds of years by foreign powers including Germany, Sweden, Russia (and of course the USSR).… Read the rest

  • Blogging Because I Can

    Blogging Because I Can

    “You want a taxi to Riga?”, I was asked this morning in one of those classic moments of misunderstanding, due to the lack of a common language.

    I’d arrived at the bus station at about 5.30 this morning, a good half-hour before the terminal was due to open.… Read the rest

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