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Day Visit to Riga

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Day Visit to Riga

Have an overnight visit to Riga and am interested in seeing the city's main highlights: restaurants, cafes, museums, and historical sights. Recommendations?

In addition, what are some quinessential souvenirs to pick up in Riga?

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1. Re: Day Visit to Riga

Please, do spend some of your time reading this forum - really plenty of advice!

Have a great day in Riga!

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A nice souvenir IMO is to buy a bottle of Black Balsam. It is a local herbal spirit that looks like motor oil, has a strong taste and makes your head tinkle a bit!

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"It is a local herbal spirit that looks like motor oil"

It tastes like motor oil as well! But it does come in a really nice bottle which makes a great souvenir.

Another nice souvenir is Baltic Amber. You'll find plenty of shops offering anything from just a piece of Amber to the most beautiful jewellery made from it.

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4. Re: Day Visit to Riga

By the way, since Black Balsam ir a herbal bitter with spirit, it is advisable to take a few small spoons of it with coffee or tea:-)

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5. Re: Day Visit to Riga

For souvenirs- Laima chocolates and knitted woollen mittens.

Goldcard, what is the taste of motor oil, when and why you tried it? :)

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6. Re: Day Visit to Riga

I was hoping for some immediate answers to get started, but I'll make an effort to read some of the posts.

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