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Hello to everyone, who plans, intends, wishes to visit Riga and Latvia!

From this forum I understood that many problems that occur with fellows-travellers occur from what can be called "blind traveling". When you just get a cheap plane ticket, book a hotel through the net and go. I also do that - and, must admit, successfully. But I also have to admit, that my dear home country is not to be visited like that. Many people here still want to make and make money from ripping off tourists.

I wish to do something good to my country, which is beautiful and not that bad, and that's why I offer my advice and help to everyone, who wish to see the good parts of Latvia. I'm sorry I can't be helpful to those, who come here for stag parties, since I don't visit local bars. My offer is more for those, who like nature, maybe museums, seeing the city and country!

Will be glad to answer your questions!

Kind regards,

Eva

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481. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

Thanks very much. I will pursue the tour guide. I appreciate your willingness to answer our questions. I am not finished planning the Latvia part of our trip and may contact you again. Thanks! Christina

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482. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

I really appreciate your super prompt reply, which is very helpful. Please let me ask another question: if I take a taxi, then I'll have to also pay for the ticket to enter the Old Town, apart from the taxi fare itself? Thank you very much. Pat Nonsee

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483. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

@ PatNonsee

Yes there is a fee for entrance by car/taxi to old town.

But ask to stop outside then you will have a walk of

only 2 min.

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484. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

@EastwoodDK Your kind advice, being as super rapid as the previous time, is very helpful to us in terms of savings. We'll do that. I'm so grateful!

Pat Nonsee

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485. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

I'm staying in Riga for a couple of nights. NJust want to know the following:

-Average price of a days bike hire? Any interesting places in and around Riga I can visit that may be off the tourist trail?

-Average price of beer/coffee?

-Average price of a decent meal (any traditional Latvian dishes you can suggest)?

Thanks in advance for offering your advice.

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486. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

hello eva please could you confirm

the currency lat or euro?

best way to get from airport to old town for 9 people

many thanks

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488. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

danw649, yes, this is true, the only currency now used in Latvia is EUR.

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489. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

Thank you for offering to help. We'll be arriving by cruise ship and would like to visit the old town, Jewish ghetto and central market. We'd also like to see Sigulda. Can we do the first three things by foot and taxi.

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490. Re: If you need a useful, helpful advice from a local...

Yes, you can definitely visit first three things by foot. You do not need a taxi. By jewish ghetto you probably mean the place in the district Spikeri, it is very close to the central market, but the market is just across the road and railways from the Old Town.

To visit Sigulda you need at least half a day, but it is done best as a day trip.

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