Riga What to Pack

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    What to pack for a weekend in Riga

    by toonsarah Written Jun 11, 2014

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    Luggage and bags: Most people come to Riga for a “city break” of just a few days so probably you’ll want to use a small bag that can be carried on to your flight. Wheeled cases that meet cabin baggage restrictions are great but be aware that many of Riga’s streets are cobbled and its pavements narrow, so you will probably have to carry your bag at times.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It may be unusual but I don’t think I have ever experienced such a dramatic change in temperature while staying in one place as we had while in Riga. For the first couple of days of our late May visit it was hot, with temperatures topping 30 degrees Centigrade. One evening there was a storm and I thought the weather would break, but the next day was almost as hot. Then overnight the thermometer dropped and the next day’s high was only 13 degrees. So the moral of this story is, pack clothes you can layer – all of them, one on top of another, if necessary!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are plenty of shops selling anything you’re likely to need, so don’t worry if you leave something behind, but of course prescription medicines are another matter and should always be brought.

    Miscellaneous: Bring an umbrella or waterproof clothing as rain is not uncommon here.

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    Another Travel Guide Riga

    by gordonilla Written Sep 18, 2011

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    Freedom Monument

    Miscellaneous: I was presented a copy of "Another Travel Guide Riga" by my Latvian colleagues. It is a great book and useful guide. It is full of commonsense comments and tips for places to visit and sights to see across the city of Riga.

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    Riga guide book

    by Raimix Updated Feb 25, 2011

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    Sign of guidebook

    Luggage and bags: I was very happy having guide named "Riga this week", you can take it somewhere in Riga old town for free, or, let’s say, in bus station, airplane station. Another good choose is "Riga in your pocket", but this one costs about 1,5 euro.

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    Comfortable shoes

    by gugi66 Written Sep 25, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: A backpack is good to bring along if you buy anything so you dont have to carry it.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes is a must if your planing to visit Old town, the roads are not so comfortable to walk on.

    Photo Equipment: Bring an extra battery for your camera your gona need it, there´s alot to take pictures of.

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    Heels

    by mandybailey Written Dec 30, 2006

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    Hard to walk on in heels...

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Ladies - it's wise to take a nice pair of heels for the evenings as the locals get dressed up for an evening out but beware of taking any footwear with skinny heels - they're a nightmare on the cobbled and untarmacked streets! Good luck!

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    Don't forget your Rucksack Pro-Tector

    by into-thin-air Written Nov 10, 2006

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    Guard at Riga Castle

    Luggage and bags: If you are using a Rucksack / Backpack and Especially if you are flying in the Don't forget your Pro-Tector It will Guard your luggage, Help ensure that it arrives in One piece, Dry. Safe and Sound.

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    Which Guide-Book ??

    by into-thin-air Written Nov 10, 2006

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    Riga from Saint Peter's Spire

    Miscellaneous: There are Quite a few Guide-Books available on Riga, I chose "Insight Pocket Guide" and found it Very Useful, It lists all the main attractions, Has good walking tours of the Old City and comes complete with a handy pull out map. Published this year (2006) So Bang up-to-date, Cost is £7.99 but I save a couple of pounds by buying it on amazon.com.

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    It can Be Vey Cold in Riga !!

    by into-thin-air Written Nov 10, 2006

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    Snow outside The Blackheads House

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We visited Riga in November and it was Cold and there was a lot of snow.
    So If you also visiting in the winter then take Plenty of Warm clothes and appropriate footwear (Gortex boots or the like)
    However when you go inside any of the buildings they tend to be Very Warm so when you go back outside you Really do feel the cold !!
    Be Prepared !!

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    Wrap up well

    by SueWarwick Updated Aug 13, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I visited at the end of October and it did get very cold. Most nights the temperature was below freezing.
    Take lots of warm clothes and wrap up well in layers.
    Don't worry, everyone (even the locals) do the same and there are plenty of places in bars adn restaurants to leave all your bulky coats etc.

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    Lonely Planet Guide

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    Loney Planet Guide

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking

    Miscellaneous: The Baltic States are rapidly developing countries, therefore an up to date guidebook is very useful. I used the Lonely Planet Guide "Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania" which offers information for all budgets on what to see and do, and tips on dining and accomodation.

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    If travelling in winter!

    by morgenhund Written Nov 9, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take a thick coat, and a hat - it can be quite windy when there is a snowstorm and the windchill factor will play a considerable role, especailly if you head out to Jurmala. Whilst your hotel might be gloriously warm it won't be outside! Gloves are an essential and insulated (GoreTex lined) boots are adviseable.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take moisturising cream to prevent your lips from becoming dry and chapped.

    Photo Equipment: Be sure to take plenty of batteries with you and be careful about your camera - in February when the temperatures are low you might find that your camera's performance is affected. I found that batteries didn't hold their charge as well in winter.

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    Suitable clothes

    by Vija_v Written Nov 24, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Latvia is one of those countries which are having all 4 seasons.
    It is very cold and windy in winter, hot - in summer time, enough rainy over autumn and spring.
    So make sure what is the weather in here before plan your trip, so you would have all suitable clothes.

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    Riga This Week

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 4, 2004

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    Riga This Week

    Miscellaneous: The tourist magazine "Riga This Week" is published 8 times a year. It is available free of charge at the Tourist Information Bureaus and many other places all around the town. The magazine provides information on what to do and where to go in Riga. Moreover it includes an event calendar and various city maps.

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    Climate in Riga

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 10, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 3 - 16?C ( 38 - 60?F ); min: -2 - 7?C ( 28 - 45?F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 18 ? 20?C ( 64 - 68?F ); min: 11 - 13?C ( 51 - 55?F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 3 ? 14?C ( 38 - 57?F); min: 0 - 9?C ( 32 - 49?F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 0 - 2?C ( 32 - 36?F); min: -5 - -1?C ( 23 - 30?F )

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    Riga in your pocket!!

    by gordonilla Written Sep 18, 2011

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    Orthodox Cathedral Cupolas and Crosses

    Miscellaneous: This is a complimentary tourist guide, well worth using as it has a range of maps, tips and suggestions for your visit to the city.

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