Day 1.  Our first day in Riga, Latvia

Having enjoyed visiting Tallinn in Estonia on numerous occasions, we decided to explore its neighbour Latvia for the first time.   We booked flights with the low cost carrier Ryanair from Leeds Bradford airport which were very reasonably priced.   It was an early start to the day as we needed to get up at …

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Day 2.  Exploring Riga’s museums

Our hearts sank as we drew back the curtains to see torrential rain beating against the windows, causing us to rethink our plans for the day!  First though, it was off to breakfast which is served in the basement of the hotel.  The cellars have been tastefully converted into two eating areas with a third …

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Day 3. Majori – Riga’s seaside resort

A dry start to the day after the previous day's torrential downpours meant that we could return to our planned activities.  So, after a leisurely hotel breakfast we crossed the road to the nearby railway station and purchased return tickets to the coastal town of Majori.  Single tickets for the 30 minute journey cost €1.40 …

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Day 4.  Exploring the Latvian Lakeside

On our final day in Riga we woke to clear blue skies enabling us to experience Latvia’s natural beauty outside the capital.  After enjoying our final breakfast at the Ibis Riga Centre we gathered our belongings together and left our bags at reception, as our flight home wasn’t until late in the evening giving us …

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