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More Hot Stuff in Riga!

120914_ChiliConCliff_lv (1)Riga really is a hot destination for stags. In addition to all the hot clubs and hot girls it seems the city is always looking at ways to heat things up.

Last week saw the 8th annual Chili Cook Off in Riga organised by the American Chamber of Commerce with eight teams competing for the Best Chili in Riga award.

The Danish Dynamite team took the honours,  the Drupa family team were second with their  Chuck Wagon Chili and the Coca-Cola Helenic Team were third with their Coca-Cola Happiness Chili.

GoBananasonriga can’t offer you award-winning chili on your stag weekend, but we can guarantee a red-hot riot of fun and excitement that you’ll never forget!



Xciting Riga Xdream Hotel Deal!


xdream barGet your finger out and fix up a fantastic accommodation deal in Riga for your October Stag Weekend.

Just 15 euros per night (usual price from 24.99) at the amazing Xdream Hotel in Riga  – stunning three star hotel that has:

  • Own club with exotic dancers
  •  24-hour bar with lager starting at 1.50 euros a pint
  • Sky Sports
  • Sauna and plunge pool
  • Close to the city centre
  • Breakfast included

More cash to stash in the stag do kitty!



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Perhaps It’s All Ball-derdash!

superman bulgeMen are always, quite rightly, being urged to check their balls for signs of testicular cancer. Now research has suggested that while you’re having a fumble down there you could also get an indication of how good a father you are, or could be. It seems the smaller your spheres the more of a hands-on Paw you are.

It has always been assumed that enormous nuts are a sign of virility and real manhood but that now seems to suggest that you’re just a dud as a Dad. So a bit of dilemma then – do you want to display your lunchbox Linford Christie style or might it be better to tuck your tackle away?

There is a crumb of comfort in the research – all the men who took part in the research were from Atlanta in the USA so perhaps it’s just a Yank thing!

Whatever their size you’ll certainly need them for some of the outrageous things you can do with Gobananasinriga – just don’t take any balls out references literally!!

(And be careful when you’re swimming!)

What’s Been Your Biggest Bargain?

bond carThis week the submarine Lotus Esprit used in the Bond film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ was sold at auction for £550,000. It was revealed that the car had been bought in Long Island in 1989 by a small business owner who had punted £100 on an unpaid storage unit in a blind auction hoping to make a profit on the contents!

Also this week a previously unknown landscape painting by Vincent Van Gogh was found in a Norwegian attic has been authenticated after previously been dubbed a van gogh painting

So what’s the best deal you’ve ever struck? Was it something lurking in your loft or a boot sale bargain?

Let’s see who comes close to a profit of around £549,956!

If It’s Good Enough for the Dalai Lama…….

dali lamaThe lure of Latvia attracts all sorts of people and this week its the Dalai Lama, who arrived in Riga yesterday for a short visit.

The main event is a “Culture of Compassion” talk in Riga Arena (you’re going to have be to quick off the mark if you think you’d like to go – it’s this afternoon!) and everybody who attends is being asked to bring white lilies which will be scattered in the River Dauga after the talk.

Don’t think His Holiness is going to have time to try any Gobananasinriga type activities but he seems to be a jovial kind of character who would probably enjoy a quick shot on a quad or a wild water tube ride through the white lilies!

The Dalai Lama previously visited Latvia in 1991 and 2001.

Not So Hot at Currys


I don’t do dancing, even at dances, and interviews are tough enough these days with psychometric tests and the like without intentionally being made to look really stupid by having to perform some pointless and demeaning routine. If it wasn’t for the fact that most people are desperate for work I’m pretty sure the interviewers would have been told where to go. If it was up to me I’d be making them do the stupidest dance ever on Curry’s next TV ad if they want to keep their jobs.