We were walking down the street minding our own business when two 5’10” (180 cm) Russian blondes picked us up. As we were sitting there getting ripped off a police officer came into the bar and politely asked me to step outside.
All along we were thinking “I know it’s Riga but this is too good to be true! The officer then proceeded to tell me that we could do whatever we want but she would highly recommend that we leave because this bar is known for ripping off foreigners.
Latvia got independence from Russia on November 18, 1918.
The elections in the country are held after every four years.
We even saw our local favorite bartender beat the shit out of a customer with a baseball bat.
Not to worry though if you’re not an asshole and you stay alert you should be able to avoid getting involved in the fight.
Riga is definitely a place where you should stay in an apartment near the center of town.
You can spot them really easily by looking at how the girls are dressed or simply listening to whether they’re speaking Latvian or Russian.In 2004, Latvia became a part of the European parliament. Europe's third largest underground gas station is located in Latvia. A large population of the country follows Christianity.The health-care facilities in Latvia are not satisfactory mainly because non-availability of latest medicines. The Latvian cuisine consists of meat, eggs, potatoes, onion and other agricultural products. We also took our time to really do our homework on this destination by surveying a bunch of people on Couch Surfing for the best bars, clubs, restaurants and other activities (click here for an Excel spreadsheet, places we actually visited and approve of are highlighted).Although we had a gigantic list of recommendations we ended up finding a couple of favorite bars near our apartment and just hanging out there the whole time.