Three Days in Riga, Latvia

On Midsummer Day, June 24th, we boarded a Lux Express bus at 8:30am from Tallinn, Estonia and arrived 4 1/2 hrs. later in Riga, Latvia.  The bus was equipped with wifi and a restroom, and was quite comfy.  Upon arrival, we walked 15 minutes to our Airbnb, which was located right in the heart of Old Town.  Actually, a little too close for comfort.  Music from a nearby restaurant/bar disturbed my sleep at night.  When you’re searching for an Airbnb that has everything you’re looking for: location, space, amenities — sometimes it’s difficult to have a clear picture of what you’re getting. 

After settling in, off to the Supermarket we went.  With only 2 1/2 days to explore Riga, there was much ground to cover.

Riga’s Old Town was filled with restaurants and cafes!


The Pilsetas Kanal is quite lovely…


Wandering through the Central Market we discovered fragrant flowers…


and heaps of fresh fruits and vegetables…


Some of their underground street art…


My husband has a Harley motorcycle, so I stopped at the Harley store and restaurant to purchase a Gremlin/Guardian bell for him to attach under his Harley to keep the road demons away.


On my last day there, one of my tour participants and I joined a three hour bicycle tour of some of the lesser seen sights in Riga, like the Moscow suburbs and a beautiful cemetery.


We also had dinner at a Tripadvisor highly rated restaurant called, Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs, one of Riga’s largest Latvian beer bars and restaurant.  The underground setting was cool, but the food wasn’t that great.  It’s mostly a place to listen to good entertainment after 8 or 9pm at night and drink.

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