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    • Amber - where to buy and what to watch out for?

      Riga Dec 3, 2016 at 6:47 AM

      I am heading to Riga in January and am wondering if anyone has any experience with buying amber? Of course I want a decent deal but I am also told that there is synthetic amber as well. What should I look for or watch out for? Does anyone have any suggestions on where to buy it? The Central Market keeps coming up as a place where they sell it, is this a good option? Please advise! I don't want to come back with plastic! Thanks!

      11 Answers Feb 1, 2017 at 7:59 AM
    • budget vacation rentals Riga 2017

      Riga Oct 5, 2016 at 12:06 PM

      Hi Riga,
      We are two retirees and would appreciate your help and advice on finding an apart in Riga for the month of
      august 2017.
      By the owner or agencies etc..welcome.
      Many thanks for your help.

      3 Answers Oct 7, 2016 at 11:24 AM
    • luggage storage

      Riga Sep 19, 2016 at 10:28 AM

      I'm going to stay in Riga for only a few hours, so I was wondering if I could store my suitcase somewhere for a while in order to go sightseeing. Could you please help me?

      9 Answers Sep 20, 2016 at 4:13 AM
    • Education

      Riga Mar 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM

      I'm an Indian girl and planning to study in Riga. I'll be staying there for a pretty long time.Is the city safe for a single girl??

      6 Answers Jun 7, 2016 at 4:44 AM
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      Bus from airport

      Riga Jan 12, 2016 at 1:15 PM

      Thank you all for your help so far, I would like to know if there is a bus service into the old town, my flight gets in at 9:50 pm on a Saturday night and is there a pre paid taxi desk at the air port

      2 Answers Jan 12, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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      Bus from airport

      Riga Jan 12, 2016 at 12:37 PM

      Thank you all for your help so far, I would like to know if there is a bus service into the old town, my flight gets in at 9:50 pm on a Saturday night and is there a pre paid taxi desk at the air port

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2016 at 1:26 PM
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      Will there be much snow early Feb

      Riga Jan 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM

      What is the weather generally like in feb we would like to see the city in snow but heard it is often windy and rainy, and as England have just had the wettest winter on record, if i look my wife some were wet and windy i think my marriage might not last
      Thank you Rob

      3 Answers Jan 10, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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      Is Riga ineresting and safe to visit

      Riga Jan 10, 2016 at 12:10 PM

      My wife and I are in our 50s and are looking to visit Riga and then travel by train to Tillinn we always backpack and have traveled to many places,we feel we have heard a disproportionate number of negitive remarks about how safe these cities are.
      We would appreciate any opinions and advice on this matter
      Thankyou Rob and Jill

      8 Answers Jan 11, 2016 at 10:26 AM
    • Guide for Riga and surroundings

      Riga Oct 24, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      Will be looking for a guide (preferably with car) for middle-age couple from July 4 2016 thru July 10th 2016.
      It is possible that we may extend till July 14.

      If interested please provide details of experience, references from previous clients and fee.

      Thank you.

      16 Answers Oct 26, 2015 at 1:33 AM
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      Lady Taxi airport

      Riga Mar 17, 2015 at 4:10 AM

      Does any one know this taxi company. I would be arriving late at the airport and I read about this company. I am leary of just taking a taxi at the airport.

      3 Answers Mar 18, 2015 at 7:21 AM
    • Riga hotel

      Riga Aug 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      Can anyone recommend a romatic little hotel in Riga? Smart, quite luxurious, near Old Town and shopping. For mature married couple. Thank you!

      7 Answers Feb 11, 2015 at 5:54 AM
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      About restaurants where local people eat

      Riga Region Jul 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      I will be in Riga next week for two nights and the tour operator will get us to Lido center to have dinner at a traditional atmosphere.But places that the tour operators mostly get you to,are touristic places that do not have much sense to me.I would like to have dinner at a real traditional place that the locals prefer and also want to spend less money what the meal really worths.
      Could you please send your advices about reastaurant names and if possible about prices.
      Thanks a lot in advance.

      3 Answers Jul 6, 2014 at 1:18 AM
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      Any advice is gladly accepted

      Riga Jun 25, 2014 at 4:14 AM

      Hi to all,
      I will be in Riga for two days and the tour operator advices us to visit Sigulda ,Jurmala, Bauska and Rundela but I am not sure as tours quite often take people to places that don't come first in the list of the places to worth seeing.
      Is these destinations are worth seeing or is there any other place that are prevail in the order?
      Would like to learn what transportation is best (more important cheaper) to visit the above four places and other advised destinations?
      Also would like to have local cuisine for dinner and perhaps have a break in a good pub or beer house.
      But as you would appreciate, touristic places are quite expensive and not always the exact quality.
      I prefer to investigate the city by myself and would be happy to hear all your advices.
      Thank you all for your interest.

      18 Answers Jul 9, 2014 at 5:17 AM
    • Riga social life meeting people

      Riga Region Jun 17, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      hello i am going to riga in few weeks looking forward to visit friendly places where i can meet friendly people . could any one suggest me to what places are riga are friendly for foreigners for meeting locals.any group of friends around looking forward to meet people too please contact me. i only speak english.thanks.


      1 Answer Jun 17, 2014 at 1:50 PM
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      coming to Riga in a cruise

      Riga May 27, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      do I need to book a tour on the ship or can i do a lot also myself ?
      is the old citycenter far from the cruiseport ?

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 2:45 AM
    • Bus from Riga airport to Riga and from there to Salaspils

      Riga Region Apr 7, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      Hello everybody, pls can u help me?
      I will travel to Salaspils, and i want informations how i will take bus from Riga to Salaspils.
      First of all...the bus from Airport to Riga....where it stop in Riga? and from this point how i will go to start station to take bus from Riga to Salaspils? its easy to do it? Can u give me some details, with roads and maps?
      Thanks for all.
      I love Latvia.

      5 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 1:07 AM
    • Cycling from Riga to Kaliningrad

      Riga Nov 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      I am planning to cycle from Riga (Latvia) to Kaliningrad (Russia) during June next year.
      I am Thai and do not need visa to enter Russia, what I am seeking is advice on the routes, cheap accommodations, road condition etc.

      8 Answers Nov 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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      Restaurants in Riga

      Riga Aug 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      What is the prize range in Riga if you go out to eat? And any good tips for restaurants? Thanks :D

      8 Answers Nov 29, 2013 at 4:18 AM
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      A few hours in Riga

      Riga Jul 29, 2013 at 2:52 AM

      We (a family of 3: child 8 years + parents) are having a 15 hours stop-over in Riga the coming Sunday. As we arrive very early in the morning, expecting to have slept zero hours, our primary concern is to find a room where we can rest for some hours before doing a little sightseing.

      Can you recommend a suitable hotel (clean / reasonable price, close to either airport or city)?

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 2:15 AM
    • Meeting people in Riga

      Riga Jul 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      Hello! My name is Caro and I will stay here in Riga for about 1,5 months (until 7th of september 2013) and I´m looking for people to meet. Especially I would like to practise and improve my english skills. In exchange I offer my help in learning German.
      Kind Regards!

    • Air pollution

      Riga Jun 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      Hi, I have pretty bad asthma. I've been reading that the air pollution in Riga is on the high side. Anyone have asthma or allergy problems when visiting?

      3 Answers Aug 22, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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      Pre-Euromeet 2014 Riga

      Riga Jun 28, 2013 at 3:40 AM

      All questions, answers, tips, comments - here, please!

      16 Answers Mar 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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      Riga May 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Are they friendly

      4 Answers May 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    • Train

      Riga Feb 26, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      Hi, I will travel to Riga in mid May 2013, and will take a train to Moscow. Can I just go to train station and buy the train ticket or have to purchase at travel agent? What does it cost, and how often the train to Moscow leave Riga. Please someone give some advice? Thanks.


      8 Answers Jun 21, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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      Visiting Riga from 19 December to 21 December 2012

      Riga Nov 25, 2012 at 8:18 AM

      Would anyone like to meet for dinner on the 19th or the 20th? I have one work thing to do on my visit then on pre Christmas holiday for two days.


    • Opening hours 26th December

      Riga Nov 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

      Hi! We are planning a trip to Riga at Christmas and are wondering about opening hours for shops and restaurants on 26th December. As it is a public holiday, should we expect most tourist shops and restaurants as well to be closed?

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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      concerts/events in Riga

      Riga Nov 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

      Hi there,

      I'm going to Riga in the beginning of December, and I was wondering whether there are any intenetsites with a summary of all concerts and other cultural events going on in the city, preferably in English?

      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Jun 21, 2013 at 6:43 AM
    • Lighthouse

      Riga Jun 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM

      I was wondering if anyone knows if you can get to the lighthouse located at the beginning of the river (harbor?) as you approach Riga from the sea. It is a black and white lighthouse. I would have to rely on public transportation and walking if I wanted to go see it, so if any details about that are available, I'd really appreciate the information!

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2013 at 6:48 AM
    • Location of Picture

      Riga Jun 4, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      I have seen a picture of several men holding up a globe, and was wondering where this picture was taken - exact streets. Could anyone tell me? Thanks

      7 Answers Jun 11, 2012 at 2:37 AM
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      8 hrs in Riga at night

      Riga May 17, 2012 at 12:40 AM

      I've got an eight hour flyover in Riga this June during night (11 pm - 7 am). What do you recommend? Should I just book a hotel or makes it sense to go for the cities nightlife (or even to snatch some impression of the cities sights)?
      Thanx in advance!

      3 Answers Jun 21, 2013 at 6:56 AM