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"I'VE TRIED FOR HOURS AND I STILL CAN'T FIND A DECENT QUOTE INVOLVING LATVIA!!!" - SCOTT BRIXEN
 

Highlights
Canoe trip in the Gauja River, Riga cafe culture with lots of WiFi hotspots, Occupation Museum

lows
Lack of affordable accommodation in Riga

head scratchers
Oudated tourist literature

 

 

population (mn)

2.4 million
capital Riga
languages Latvian, Russian
religion Lutheran, Catholic
currency Lat

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 4
fun: 3
transport: 3
nature: 3
FOOD: 3
total score: 23/30


average cost per day

$US70 per day (for two)

There was no budget accommodation in Riga except a hostel but even a dorm bed costs $15 each! We splurged on food and activities although food and transport is generally inexpensive.

 

 
 
 
 

 
  July 20, 2004->   testing the waters in latvia  
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