Looking For Lats in All the Wrong Places

I took a bus from Tallinn to Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Riga has a nice old town, (not nearly as picturesque as Tallinn’s though).

It’s known for its Art Nouveau architecture and there are some interesting buildings in the city.

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There are some quirky statues, sculptures and murals around the city.

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There were some fireworks on one night while I was there.

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In recent years (after joining the EU and the rise in popularity of budget flights to Eastern Euruope) Riga has acquired a really bad reputation for being overrun with British stag parties.

Latvian soldiers on patrol.

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Latvia also holds the record for recording one of the drunkest people in the world.  A homeless man was found with a BAC of 7.22%. He survived. Before that it was generally believed that 4% was a lethal level.


Have fun,

Aidan

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3 comments on “Looking For Lats in All the Wrong Places
  1. Boris says:

    Interesting tidbit about the drunkest man.

  2. janet says:

    I need to know more about the statues of the men sitting on the rails.Also the one above.Does that have anything to do with that story about the Three Robbers?

  3. Aidan says:

    The men sitting on the rails is a mural not a statue.
    They had a series of paintings on the walls of one of the tunnels leading to the main bus station.
    There wasn’t any explanation for the paintings, but I’m guessing it’s young Latvians looking out on the world.

    I think the statue of the four animals is about four animals that helped each other by standing on top of one another.

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