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I was in Riga this summer. There are some interesting sights there. First I would recommend just strolling around the beautiful old town. It isn't too big, but there are a lot of small restaurants, cafes, and bars, where you can have a drink. Unfortunately, it can happen that there are a lot of English stag parties that are sometimes a little bit annoying, ...


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If it's on the same ticket, it's not your problem. They have to allow enough time, or all their passengers will be running into the same problem. Odds are good that it might even be the same plane (eg Qantas from London to Sydney via Bangkok, you get off in Bangkok, walk through security, turn around and come back onto the plane, all in an hour. If it's ...


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In my experience of holidaying in Europe & North Africa, tips for chamber maids etc are given at the end of the holiday/stay and more often than not given directly by oneself to the chamber maid, rather than being left anywhere. Money left on a table would almost certainly not be seen as tips for cleaning your room, as indicated in Karlson's comments. ...


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You may not be aware of a website suitable for people with your condition, called CeliacTravel? On their site, for Riga, for example, they make mention of a restaurant called Raw Garden: "Now that I am in Latvia, I found a restaurant called Raw Garden . I've dined there, and its not fast by any means, but its fresh, flavourful and gluten free" In ...


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Given the definition of Tips being gratuity for good services why not use that as a basis for whether or not you leave a tip? While in United States, Canada and elsewhere tipping in restaurants is expected it is still optional, so if you like the service you leave more if you don't you may not leave anything, so while it may not be expected by the hotel ...


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The trains do run from Tallinn and Riga to Warsaw same as the other way around. The easiest way to find them would be actually via Polish Rail site and schedule, which will allow you to search destinations in either direction and will provide you the changes needed to complete your journey. Strangely enough (or may be not) the number of changes is actually ...


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Leaving a tip is a personal decision and on average I only leave a tip in about half of the places I stay. When I do, I never leave it loose on the table as i was told the maid is not allowed to take it. I use Merci Envelopes that I have bought online. These are small red envelopes that I carry in my wallet and can personalise if necessary. You could ...


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Being there certainly would increase your chances - as you can go and see the places, meet the estate agents, and call people during day hours. Example: place comes on the market at 9am, calls start at 10am, they could show someone through at lunch and by the time you wake up in the US, it's gone. I was in Riga in May sorting out my Uzbekistan visa, which ...



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