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Boaking in Latvia: Way back in 2007

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Oh Riga, you really don’t inspire any love affairs do you? Back in 2007 I first visited Riga, the Latvian capital city during the same year that I started this blog. I didn’t write much about it before, nor did …

World Borders: How to Get From Latvia to Estonia (Riga to Tallinn by bus)

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My Baltic overland journey continued north of Riga, as I headed to Estonia for the first time. I decided to get a direct bus from Riga all the way to Tallinn and base myself in Tallinn for a few days …

World Borders: How to Get from Lithuania to Latvia (Bus from Siauliai to Riga)

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Believe it or not, this journey was my first ever land border crossing in the Baltics. I had crossed other ex-Soviet nations by land of course (Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh, Georgia and Azerbaijan) but having explored Lithuania, it was time to …

Staying at the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Old Town Riga, Latvia

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My return to Latvia demanded a decent hotel. You might have read that first time around I didn’t warm to the Latvian capital city of Riga. That time I also stayed a wee bit outside the old town. So this …

Backpacking in Riga, Latvia: It’s literally Baltic…

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I had met three Latvians (Mark, Janis and Monta) in 2004 while working on Bournemouth beach. To be honest I had never had any desire to go there for some reason. This changed for a few reasons. Ryanair Stansted – …