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Romance in Riga (February 11, 2017)

The following information was last updated on February 12, 2017 and therefore may now be out of date. Please consume with a pinch of salt!

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Personal comments:

Riga is a beautiful city and the surrounding countryside, whilst very flat, is lovely (well, certainly in the direction of Sigulda). The food is hearty and wholesome and the people very friendly and welcoming (and also very forgiving if you stumble over their language!)

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EU Member:


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1 - viens
2 - divi
3 - trīs
4 - četri
5 - pieci
6 - seši
7 - septiņi
8 - astoņi
9 - deviņi
10 - desmit

Useful words / phrases:

Hello - Sveiki
Goodbye - Atā
Yes - Jā
No - Nē
Please - Lūdzu
Thank you - Paldies
Sorry - Atvainojiet!
I don't understand - Es nesaprotu
How much does it cost? - Cik tas maksā?
Where is the toilet? - Kur ir tualete?

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Vignette / toll requirements:

There are no toll roads in Latvia

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Vehicle laws:

Dual carriageway speed limit is 100 kph, main roads is 90 kph, built up areas are 50 kph and residential areas are 20 kph

First aid kit, reflective clothing, fire extinguisher and a warning triangle are all compulsory items

Dipped headlights during the day are compulsory

Winter tyres are compulsory between 1 December and 1 March

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Wild camping rules:

This is likely to be illegal but is likely to be tolerated out of when campsites are closed.