You are here

Theresa: Semester "break" in Riga

24.01.2012

As our first semester officially ended last weekend, some friends of mine and I decided to celebrate our semester break – even though it was only one weekend long.

As our first semester officially ended last weekend, some friends of mine and I decided to celebrate our semester break – even though it was only one weekend long.

Stockholm actually offers quite a few possibilities to travel. Airplanes, trains, busses and boats can bring you nearly everywhere you can think of. And if you are flexible and a bit lucky you can find great deals. We found a cheap boat cruise to Riga, so we did not need to think about whether “to go or not to go”.

Unfortunately, we were a bit unlucky with the weather. It was really stormy and the waves kept us awake nearly throughout both of the 17h over-night travels. The city itself is however gorgeous and worth visiting. I was impressed by the narrow streets with lots of beautiful old houses, good restaurants, cheap coffee and interesting small shops. Even though we were there only for one day, thanks to the different language, old Soviet-style monuments and the different currency, it still felt like a holiday.

Related news
A tragic past hasn't stopped the Latvian capital of Riga from becoming a prosperous and vibrant city, the largest in the Baltics.
Longtime travel writer and co-host of “World Travels”, a 40-episode TV series aired on National Geographic Adventure and Travel Channel, Julia Dimon, admits that visit to the popular Latvian...
The Latvian resort of Jurmala is giving new life to its historic spa traditions, says Alice Azania-Jarvis
The Latvian youth choir "Maska" was triumphant at this weekend's IV International Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, the choir's conductor Janis Ozols informed LETA.