Boaz from Israel

Playriga.com the site that started as a web site for tourists, evolved to be against tourists (especially sex tourists), afterwards changed again to focus on art and culture and eventually crashed and was restored from old backup!
The site has still has prices in Lats (LVL), pages are not updated since long long time ago, but in any case it stays as it is as a nice souvenir to old times.

At the first time when I arrived to Riga I was equipped with a tear gas in my pocket! Yes I was.


I read information in forums in the web and in news web sites and what I read there was honestly quite scary... people were talking about Gangs that are hanging out in the streets... rip offs... crime... and what else...

I arrived to the central bus station which was the most dangerous place according to the forums that were full of crime stories that happened in this place.

I spent many days in Riga, got to know the city better and better, I learnt that Riga is actually a very friendly city. What I read in the forums was detached from reality. (at least the reality that I personally experienced)

I liked very much what I saw and the people whom I met, and in the middle of February 2010 I decided to make this project "PlayRiga.com".

My mission in this project is to turn the city of Riga into a Game! and this can be done from a simple web site "playriga.com".

If you have questions, comments or feedback, please write to me.

If you want to participate in playriga project than please check our Looking for Talents section.

A bit more about myself:

My name is Boaz, originally from Israel, I am a computer freak & flash designer, I like traveling (backpacking), meeting new people, dancing Salsa and especially thinking and creating original new ideas.

Cheers :)



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