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Mr D Black | 19:07 Mon 20th Feb 2006 | Travel
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I am going to Riga (Latvia) in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering what people thought. Are people friendly/unfriendly? What are the bars like? What are the women like? What are the things to avoid?


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People are very friendly, bars are great, drinks cheap by UK standards. Lots of tall beautiful Latvian women - I noticed tall 'cos I am 6ft 1in and felt short in some places! There is a lovely old town, but its not enormous, easily done on foot in a day.


Things to avoid: I wouldn't say 'avoid', just be wary. Like many cities it has embraced stag-do culture. Not in an massive in your face way, but that kind of thing is catered for very well there, if required.


We went for New Year, and couldnt recommend it enough!!!


Make sure you go to the skyline bar in the Reval hotel (the tallest building you can see) its on the 26th floor and the views are spectacular. The woman can be very unaccomodating to other woman, I got the impression they resented us for being out socialising with our men, but they are very attractive if thats what your after!


Be careful when chatting to Latvian woman, some of our boys were approached by pimps and ordered to pay for the conversation they just had, they will also try to drag you to strip clubs where huge charges incur when leaving the venue.


Other then that it is well worth the visit...enjoy!!

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