Hey Victor…I started to troll your blog and a lot of your photo links appear broken. I am going to check my older ones also…..I wonder if there is an issue at WordPress, some blip that made yours go dead.
hi there victor. I’m from Scotland and myself and 3 of my friends are planning Riga for new year 2013/2014.
I’m wondering if you could tell me if it is cheap to visit, especially for food and drink.
thank you, Phil.
Riga can not be called a cheap city, but I will tell you that the nearby Tallinn is more expensive.
Price per night in a nice hotel in walking distance to the old center of Riga starts from 70 Euros per night, but breakfast will be excellent; I think in Glasgow it would be more expensive. Riga is not exactly a dream of shopper, electronic and clothing are on 20% more expensive than in Switzerland, which is not cheap country.
As for restaurants, there are the average European prices in Riga: lunch for two with beer or wine will cost 100 euros, but many restaurants have a budget version – a set menu of the day.
However, I would suggest you to visit, at least once, a gastronomic landmark of Riga -“Entertainment Centre LIDO” on Krasta jela, 76. You can get there by 3, 7 or 9 tram, or bus 12; the centre is open daily from 11:00 to 24:00. The colorful national interiors, beer cellar (beer from its own brewery), a bistro, a buffet, live music every night – tasty and inexpensive (near 20 Euros for one with the excellent bear), I recommend.
In the old town you can find small express restaurants of the same network: LIDO VERMANITIS on Elizabetes jela, 65, and LIDO DZIRNAVAS on Dzirnavu jela 74/76.
Hi Victor, greetings from Jakarta capital city of Indonesia. I would like to ask your expertise based on your experience. I had mild stroke which affect my left body part and my phisyo therapist asked me to train left arm and leg using some kind of inner tire rubber. My weak muscle do improve and am also using dumb bell to further extend the training. My question is : Do you have any experience in helping a person with mild stroke, and given the situation what set of movements should I use in order to strengthen the targeted muscle ?
Thank you for your kind attention.
I am doing a website on my ancestors who come from the Rhine River/Black Forest region of Germany (Karlsruhe Baden) way back in the 1700’s. I wondered if it would be possible to use a photograph (specifically the one of the vineyards/castle your wife took) on my Ancestor Site – I would certainly acknowledge and link to your site if I could use it. Please let me know. Thanks.
do check out http://www.savsmich.com for details. I have just come back from antelope canyon. there is a permit required for the wave. i dont have details on that but thats from what i read.. there are other places in california that i have visited do do check it out too.
Great blog you got here Victor! Thank you for visiting my photography blog GreenSphera: greensphera.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/apus-de-soare-cu-ferigi-otelu-rosu-caras-severin/
Please consider adding Romania to your destinations list and I will gladly provide you some of my own pictures to illustrate your articles.
Love your blog.
I am going to be spending 5 days in Paris, and then would like to see a bit of Brittany.
Our plan is to go by train to an interesting town in Brittany. Make that our base of operation, rent a car
and do some exploration. Of course, St. Michele and Canacale for oysters are a must.
Any thoughts on a city or town we might make our base: Rennes? Nantes?
Dear Victor, grateful if you could share more about Yaropolets and the source of the family information. I am putting together the facts about my father’s family ( the Chernyshevs). I have visited the estate, as well as the local museum, the director of which was most helpful. Spasibo. Russian or english all good. Elena Ovsyannikova (Chernysheva)