Riga Region Tourist Traps

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Riga Region Tourist Traps

  • Riga Taxis

    Many Riga taxis overcharge (like anywhere) and if you pick one up from the rank in front of the railways station you pay a premium and can get any one of many taxi firms. Some don't have seatbelts. Order a taxi from Riga Taxi on 8001313. Their operators are helpful and speak English well enough to get you a taxi to the right place at the right...

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  • a visa to enter Latvia

    Residents of the following countries do not require a visa to enter Latvia: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, the Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary,...

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  • Small Change

    Don't get caught out as I did by a smartly dressed man asking first in Latvian and then in English, if I could change 10 Lat coins in 2 Lat denominations for a 10 Lat note. He said the bank wouldn't change them without charging him 2 Lats.It wasn't until latter I realised he had given me Liti from Lithuania worth 1/4 of the value, if you can find...

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  • Opening Hours of Riga Cathedral

    Practically all guide books list the cathedral of Riga as one of the most important sites of the city. Yet, Riga makes it hard to visit it! At least from the inside.I do not remember the exact times, but it is open for a few hours per day at max. On Saturday it closes at 14h00, on Sunday and Monday it is closed all day. So if you arrive in Riga on...

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  • Taxis in Riga

    When we got into the taxi a fellow driver shouted something in Russian to our driver. It looked as if the meter was running, but it was not. At the destination the driver just asked for a price, probably five time as a high as the normal price. Avoid taxis. Just do not take taxis in Riga, public transport is good anyway.

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  • Be careful when buying Amber....

    Be careful when buying Amber. A lot of it is just plastic, with insects put inside, and worthless.We chose a shop that was recommended by the tourist organisations.

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