Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Latvia:
Gas leaks: 04
Like in almost all European cities you can see musicians on the streets, singing or playing an instrument. But what I noticed in Riga was then all of them were elderly people. I guess that nobody of them was younger then 50. I also saw a lot of elderly people selling flowers or small handmade crafts in the streets.
In the middle of 19th century the park was formed by German rifleman union, and it was closed for other people, only later opened. Nowadays together with the sculptures of park you can see interesting glass pyramids, which are exit from underground parking, and also see colorful fountain.
Kronvalda park is located near Bastion hill.
During the daytime, the club Pulkvedim Neviens Neraksta (Nobody Writes to the Colonel) is a restaurant and bar. At night, it turns into a nightclub.
Nice sounds mixed here, music tends to be local DJ's performing rather than playing requests or abba's greatest hits or best of Kylie. There are two dance areas, downstairs in the basement seems to be more of a chill zone while upstairs is where the real dancin goes on. Lots of friendly people in this club and no kick off atmosphere which was nice. Only downside is that we did not know where to get a kebab after we left.
The club is named after Gabriel Garcia Marquez's famous novel has withstood the test of time and now can be named among the best alternative clubs in Riga. This is a place where young people gather to communicate, enjoy good music or just to hang out. The club is marked by excellent design and different music that varies from punk to fusion and acid jazz. No dress code policy as far as I could see, I went in T-shirt, jeans and Trainers.
Airport Riga (RIX) Lidosta
You can travel by plane from a lot of european cities to Riga. The homecarrier AirBaltic connects Riga with a lot of european cities and Istanbul in Turkey. Also the low cost Airlines Ryanair (since November 2004) and Easyjet provide cheep flights to and from Riga. The Airport has a brand new terminal and is very convinient. With a public bus line in front of the parking place you can get in 25 min to the City Center. Bus line 22.