Departure and arrival in Riga
8 February 2016. One week too late for the "Welcome week", goes my flight from Vienna to Riga/ Latvia. Latvia sounds a little bit exotic for austrian standards, but not for air baltic :) ! Two ways for 150€ from VIE to RIX were pretty okay for me. If you are too late with booking, the price will increase up to 220€
Gone down in Riga, I got a first experience what I have to expect from the weather in the following months.
The first question after my confirmation:"Where should I live for the next 6 months"? I had three options: 1. Prima dormitory, 2. Rezne dormitory and last but not least, rent a flat.
We are two students from Graz, so we decided to rent a flat. After two days we found one (Facebookgroup) and got in contact with the owner to fix everything. The prices are a little bit cheaper than in austria. Our new home is in the centre of "New Riga", the hipster part of Riga. You can reach everything within 30 mins with the tram or the bus.
The university is a little bit outside of the center, round about 30 min with the bus. From outside it looks like something forgotten of the world war. Very old and not very beautiful. I really don´t know why, but I love this old russian style, so it`s absolutly okay for me.
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