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🇬🇧 Preparing for Riga

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This might have been my least planned trip ever. Normally I like to plan, it part of the fun but this trip was book a few weeks before departure and I didn’t have much spare time.

Flights

My friend Nina booked the flight while I was in Greece and luckily my boss let me have the day off, because our flights was at 7 in the morning. We paid about 600 kr./80 Euro for a Copenhagen-Riga round-trip. The flight is about an hour.

Hotel

I used www.hotels.com to get an idea about the price level in Riga and since it’s rather affordable it wasn’t hard to convince Nina to spend a little extra to stay at a great location and have a bit of luxury.

We chose Pullman hotel and I booked the hotel directly. On the downside I didn’t earn free nights at hotels.com but if the price is the same I prefer to book directly with the hotel. We paid around 1700 kr. / 230 Euro for 2 nights.

Packing

To make the most of our time we only traveled with hand luggage. Since it’s only 2 night I barely packed anything. Just a bit of extra clothes, a bikini for the spa and an extra pair of shoes. My tiny bag was only half full, but that might be because I packed most of my stuff at 5 in the morning.

Sightseeing

I’ve traveled with Nina since high school and I know she’s happy to let me be the tour guide. But this time I didn’t have time to make a detailed plan. Our master plan was to walk around the city Friday and do indoor activities Saturday due to the risk of rain.

Stay tuned for my Riga travel guide and follow me on Instagram for more pictures and videos.

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