Accommodation for Riga EuroBasket 2015 games

Wednesday May 13th, 2015 in Latvia | Comments Off on Accommodation for Riga EuroBasket 2015 games

Here’s a quick map with zones in Riga where you should look for accommodation (hotels, hostels, appartments) if you plan to visit Riga for basketball games of EuroBasket 2015 in September.

eurobasket-riga-zones

Find all hotels here – about 400 hotels in Riga available.

Or search for affordable local appartments here (get 25$ discount if you register first time).

(Tickets to EuroBasket games in Riga here)

Don’t forget, EuroBasket will be in September, so book your stay in Riga on time!

Temperature in Riga

Sunday March 31st, 2013 in Latvia | Comments Off on Temperature in Riga

Weather in Riga is still like winter! Temperatures drop below minus at night, and about +3 degrees Celsius by day. Parks and forests full of snow and icy pathways.

Local forecast says it’s going to be like that for couple more weeks. Yes, April ain’t no spring time here in Riga :D

Currently bay of Riga is full of ice, yes, ice. And it will melt slooooooooooooooow…

But hey, come visit Riga in May, i hope the spring will blow hot air!!!

Riga City Camping season

Saturday March 30th, 2013 in Latvia, Money | Comments Off on Riga City Camping season

Riga City Camping season starts in May!

Camping in Kipsala, Riga, will be open from May 15 to September 15.
Showers, citchen, tents, campers (RVs) right next to the city center.

Riga camping

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GULAG in Latvian history

Monday March 26th, 2012 in Latvia, News | No Comments »

In 1949 March 25 Soviet authorities deported thousands of Latvians to Siberia and other camps in Soviet Union.

Coastal Surf” (операция “Прибой”) was the code name for Soviet mass deportations from the three Baltic states on March 25–28, 1949.

Please watch this short clip about the injustice and horror of the failed USSR communist system.

March 25, 1949. Latvia’s Darkest Day:

And here’s a good presentation about “Operation Priboi”:

Accommodation in Riga with Airbnb

Sunday February 12th, 2012 in Latvia, Money | Comments Off on Accommodation in Riga with Airbnb

You can search accommodation in Riga with Airbnb – lots of appartments, rooms, houses or even villas to choose from!

Accommodation Riga

Try searching right now, enter “Riga”, and click “Search”:

Airbnb has now gained a trusted base of users and homeovners from Latvia.

Ice has moved from Vecaki, Latvia

Sunday February 12th, 2012 in Latvia | Comments Off on Ice has moved from Vecaki, Latvia

The bay of Riga was coverd with ice, but now it seems to be moving pretty fast.

Just couple days ago from Vecaki beach all you could see was endless sheet of ice. Not today, it’s now gone and open water is here again.

Vecaakos ledus ir aizgajis jura on Twitpic

Hotel deals Riga

Saturday January 14th, 2012 in Latvia | Comments Off on Hotel deals Riga

If you’re hunting for best prices when traveling, check out our hotel offers in Riga, Latvia.

We’re partners of the largest accommodation database in Europe, that gives us opportunity to publish practicaly the best prices for a bed or room in Riga.

You can search hotel in Riga by its name, address (via Google map), ratings, stars, and feedback left by other travelers just like you.

New offers on accommodation in Riga every week, heads up!

Flight deals to Riga, Latvia

Thursday January 12th, 2012 in Latvia | Comments Off on Flight deals to Riga, Latvia

Aviobiļetes is a travel blog dedicated to cheap flight tickets to Riga.

If you’re coming to Riga and searching for flight deals, check out the site, maybe some deals will be right for you!

The site is in Latvian, but you can use Google translate, or just browse around and pretty understand what fares are offered.

Riga International Airport has increase in passengers every year, thanks to tourists coming to Riga and other Latvian places.

Thanks for visiting us!

Hostels in Riga and Old Town Riga

Monday September 12th, 2011 in News | No Comments »

There’s now many hostels in Riga, Latvia.

You can search best price among about fifty hostels in Riga here.

Things to keep in mind, when searching for Riga hostel:

– hostels in Old Town are your best choice, if you have couple days and want to see everything quickly (Old Town is in the heart of Riga, with all the clubs, pubs, restaurants and places to see).

– many hostels have other services like bike rental, pub, etc.

– do they have a free wi-fi.

In case you had no time to reserve hostel via internet, i’m sure you’ll find one with free spots just by walking around Old Town Riga.

If you have questions, don’t hasitate to ask here via comment form!

UFO landing in Riga International Airport? No, but..

Wednesday December 1st, 2010 in Latvia | No Comments »

Ever seen UFO? No? Well here it is if you wish – an UFO landing on runway at Riga International Airport.

OK, not really – this is just an image distorted by autofocus of digital camera. Just a simple demonstration how sometimes people misinterpret facts, and come up with sensational bogus stuff :) You can do a lot of planespotting on both sides of RIX, check out Google maps!

UFO at RIX

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Striptease from Latvia

Thursday August 27th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Wants some hot strip in Latvia? Check out this clip (action begins at about 0:30)

Hotel Rooms around Europe

Thursday August 13th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

ROOM.LV is a new website all about hotel booking for Latvian travelers.

At ROOM.LV viesnica, hotel you will be able to make online hotel reservations.

As the tourism industry in Latvia is continuing to grow, this website will help Latvian tourists to find accommodation worldwide for the best price possible!

Thanks to author of this image: Borgenses
Hotel Rooms around Europe

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Ventspils port

Wednesday August 5th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Ventspils port with one of the famous cow sculptures – there’s a bunch of them around city, a small tourist trap :)

Thanks to author of this image: liftarn
Ventspils port

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Turaida castle

Monday August 3rd, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Turaida castle in Sugulda, Latvia.

This castle is the biggest and most visited in Latvia. It’s in the city Sigulda, and you can reach it by foot (two hours walk through Sigulda valleys and paths) or by car (10min from center of Sigulda).

Turaida castle has nice panoramic view from it’s tower – must see if you are there!

Entrance fee is around couple lats from person.

Thanks to author of this image: tuomo.turja
Turaida castle

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Aerodium

Monday August 3rd, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Aerodium is probably one of the fun things why come to Latvia. Yes, there’s a bunch of vertical wind tunnels worldwide, but you can try this one right here in Europe :)

Aerodium is near to city Sigulda, about one hour drive from center of Riga. Check out also Sigulda, very beautiful town and lots more of attractions!

Thanks to author of this image: Veljo
Aerodium

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Bikes on beach

Friday July 31st, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Bikes on beach of Jurmala, Latvia.

This summer there was a bikers event, Harley Davindson owners gathered to parade on streets of this small nice town.

Thanks to author of this image: chudo.sveta
Bikes on beach

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Sensation White 2007 – ARENA Riga

Thursday July 30th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Just an image from Sensation White 2007 in ARENA Riga.

Will the Sensation White be again in Latvia next year??

Thanks to author of this image: Marcus Vegas
Sensation White 2007 - ARENA Riga

More about Latvia:
Latvia information blog – StartLatvia.com
Explore maps of Latvia
Prices in Latvia and Riga
Weather in Latvia and Riga
Places to visit in Latvia

Other travel sites:
Hotel Riga – search hotel in Riga
Ryanair LV – Ryanair Latvia
Letas aviobiletes – cheap flights Latvia
Billige Flüge – cheap flight tickets Germany
Ryanair DE – Ryanair Germany
Дешевые авиабилеты – cheap flights from Russia

Find best hotel offer in Latvia

Wednesday July 22nd, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Our new section “Hotels in Latvia” now features Latvian hotel search with best accommodation deals.

Latvia

Browse places to stay in Latvian capitol city Riga, or other biggest cities: Liepaja, Jurmala, Kuldiga, and more.

Find hotels in Jurmala

Tuesday July 14th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Looking for hotel in Jurmala?

Try new website Jurmala hotels, that is going to search you best place for the best price in Jūrmala, Latvia.

Accommodation offers include apartments, hotels, hostels or just a place to stay in Jurmala.

SPA in Latvia

Monday June 8th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

SPA in Latvia: