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!

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The Pilsetas Kanal is quite lovely…

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Wandering through the Central Market we discovered fragrant flowers…

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and heaps of fresh fruits and vegetables…

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Some of their underground street art…

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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.

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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.

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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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