Riga Region Warnings and Dangers

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Riga Region Warnings and Dangers

  • Russkis

    one word of warning: Dont mess about with the Russians, the latvians are generally friendly wee people who dont like to fight, but the russians will take you on. Some of the dodgy clubs are filled with guns, like starlight and around the ice rink in the old town, but dont be worrying about it. just dont grab any strippers or take the ***.....well...

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  • Be careful in bars & clubs

    Guys, we all know that Latvian & Russian women are very pretty in average.However, be very careful!!! You might wake up in the middle of a street with crushed bones, nose broken and all your belongings stolen!I am not joking at all. Should you live in Zurich or Berlin, you might be aware of GHB drugs effects and bad people using it to rape women...

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  • Corrupt policemen?

    On the first night in Riga I was stopped on my way home from a nightclub by a van containing 5 or 6 men resembling the police. They all had a similar uniform and asked me to get in the van they were in. I refused to do this and said I was fine to make my own way home so I was dragged into the van and held there. Next I was then taken back to a cell...

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  • Instant Ghetto

    In the old town, there is a small section on the side of the bus station/train station where is instantly turns into burned out ghetto. I was looking for a specific pub, rounded a corner and all of a sudden there were no people, save for one "professional" and her "employer". Every building was burned out and collapsing, like in Detroit. Going from...

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  • Watching that weight!

    Unless you are on Atkins, Riga is not a good place to be on a diet. The Lido cafeteria style restaurants lend themselves to overeating, everything looks delicious and it's hard to make a choice. And those big pans of fried potatoes always look so inviting!But Riga is a great town for walking, so eat hearty and walk it off.

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  • Safety in Riga

    Riga is not more dangerous than any other city, but...- at night you should only walk on well frequented streets;- don't take your passport or large amounts of cash with you or leave them in your room;- use the security facilities that may be available at your accomodation;- don't leave luggage, valuables - cameras, etc., exposed inside a parket...

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  • Taxis, street kids and girls

    Watch out for the taxis, as always. The meter can jump 2 or 3 euro without trying. The fare from the airport should be about €10 except in rush hour. Red taxis seem to be safer than white taxis.The street kids are a pain, but relatively harmles.The girls come out at 20.00, and really are not very interesting. Better to go to one of the clubs and...

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  • Pick Pockets

    This warning isn't to worry you, but like all cities there are pickpockets about. Just make sure you take sensible precautions when your out and about in Riga.

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  • Riga train station's waiting room

    In the waiting room of Riga train station, lots of homeless people/drunkards sleep across the hard yellow plastic chairs. In the morning, policemen come in loudly to prod them and shout at them - presumably to wake up and get out. (My Latvian isnt particularly hot!)

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  • Watch your car! We were warned...

    Watch your car! We were warned in advance to take off anything others could take off before they did it. That included windscreenwipers, but wheelcaps apparently were a much sought after item as well.

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  • take care of those 'new...

    take care of those 'new Russians' (Skinheads) esspeacially placed in front of the disco 'Pepsi Forums' they are not dangerous but their looks might scare you sometimes... And remember: THEY ARE NOT LATVIAN

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