Showing posts with label Latvia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Latvia. Show all posts

The Great Latvian Outdoors: Husky dog sledding in Riga


On the last leg of our Riga city break, Henry and I learnt how to be real mushers, crossing the Latvian countryside with a team of husky dogs and a sled. The wonderful staff at Gallery Park Hotel Riga made the arrangements - Henry and I were picked up from the hotel in the morning by a representative from Tour Point and we drove to the 'base camp' in West Riga for a good two hours across long icy roads (with signs pointing to Moscow!) past endless stretches of pine forest. Our guide (we'll call him R) told us fascinating stories about Latvian history, local legends, and about the high probability of the Holy Grail being lost somewhere in Riga - let's get digging!
February 01, 2015

The Great Latvian Outdoors: Husky dog sledding in Riga

On the last leg of our Riga city break, Henry and I learnt how to be real mushers, crossing the Latvian countryside with a team of hus...

Riga Restaurant Recommendations


I've had heaps of positive feedback on my Riga blog posts, thank you! It seems that many of you have enjoyed my suggestions on sights to see and things to do in Riga and I'm happy to say that I've saved the best for last - mushing and sledding with huskies in the snow. Today's blog post, however, is one for the foodies and is a follow up to Thursday's restaurant review of award-winning Renommé in Gallery Park Hotel Riga.
January 31, 2015

Riga Restaurant Recommendations

I've had heaps of positive feedback on my Riga blog posts, thank you! It seems that many of you have enjoyed my suggestions on sig...

Gallery Park Hotel Riga: Restaurant Renomme

Gallery Park Hotel Riga Restaurant Renomme

In my first blog post about the award-winning 5* luxury boutique hotel Gallery Park Hotel Riga I've shown you why GPH Riga is the right choice for the discerning and sophisticated traveller who wants a luxurious, hospitable, and convenience stay that reflects the elegance of Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014. Today's post follows up with Renommé, Gallery Park Hotel Riga's restaurant whose accolades for its Latvian culinary classics sees that this gourmet dining destination holds its own without needing to rest on the laurels of its prestigious hotel. 
January 29, 2015

Gallery Park Hotel Riga: Restaurant Renomme

In my first blog post about the award-winning 5* luxury boutique hotel Gallery Park Hotel Riga I've shown you why GPH Riga is th...

Riga's a Blast: Firing Kalashnikovs at Riga Shooting Range


My posts on Riga so far have been postcard-pretty photos of candy-coloured Art Nouveau buildings, luxuries like Gallery Park Hotel Riga, and the wintry beauty of snowy landscapes - so far, so lovely. Today's blog post is about an attraction that is more rugged and rough around the edges but by no means only for men and is just as exhilarating as the ballet (but with more bang for your buck) - Riga Shooting Range.
January 28, 2015

Riga's a Blast: Firing Kalashnikovs at Riga Shooting Range

My posts on Riga so far have been postcard-pretty photos of candy-coloured Art Nouveau buildings , luxuries like Gallery Park Hotel Ri...

Things To Do In Riga

Art Nouveau Riga

As far as European travel destinations go Riga is easily one of the most underrated.
January 27, 2015

Things To Do In Riga

As far as European travel destinations go Riga is easily one of the most underrated.

Arriving in Riga: Gallery Park Hotel Riga


Intrigued to explore the charming capital of Riga, Latvia - awarded the honour of European Capital of Culture 2014 - to report on this beautiful, historical city, Henry and I chose a hotel that reflects the elegance and sophistication of Riga: Gallery Park Hotel
January 25, 2015

Arriving in Riga: Gallery Park Hotel Riga

Intrigued to explore the charming capital of Riga, Latvia - awarded the honour of European Capital of Culture 2014 - to report on this...

Destination: Riga, Latvia


Labdien (hello) from Latvia! Perchance you may have seen on my Instagram (@jasiminne) that I'm in Riga, Latvia. Dear friends, I write to you now from the comfort of luxury boutique hotel Gallery Park Hotel ensconced in the warm enriching glow of an eight hour nap followed by a spellbinding evening of ballet - Swan Lake at the Latvian National Opera - and a satisfyingly heavy meal which Henry and I (tried but failed to) walk off with a stroll through the park. Everything is covered in a blanket of snow and the city looks just like a postcard of the ultimate fantasy of what a European city should look like (but without the crowds, the chaos, and the urban grime of say, Paris).
January 23, 2015

Destination: Riga, Latvia

Labdien (hello) from Latvia! Perchance you may have seen on my Instagram (@jasiminne) that I'm in Riga, Latvia . Dear friends, I ...