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Riga, land of Roosters (and Snails?)

A travel blog entry by pandasphere


... where it remained Russian for over 200 years. Post-WWI, Latvia declared its independence and, after fighting a short war against both otherwise-occupied Russia and Germany, became a Republic. In the 1930s, it apparently then became a dictatorship, before being occupied by the Soviet Union in 1939, then the Nazis in 1941, then the Soviets again in 1944 through 1990, whereupon Latvia again became an independent nation in 1991 where it remains to this day.

Into Latvia

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... on to our Bangkok Buddha's tears, yum.

We went out to see what we could see, and the first thing we could see, just around the other side of the big cathedral over the road from us, was a little electric "train" running a tour with commentary of the Old City. So we hopped on that and had an utterly mystifying half hour, with some recorded voice reading an utterly incomprehensible "English" script in a thick Latvian accent. I can't understand why, when you ...

Tales from Old Riga

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... Unfortunately, many of her young people move to other places in Europe where there are more jobs and opportunities. Hopefully they will return when the economy improves. And Riga will be one of the Cultural Cities of Europe in 2014 and move to the Euro for their currency, which is not being looked forward to by many as prices are already expensive in Riga ...


A travel blog entry by jsuviste

... tour we had free time, I went to the Cathedral as it holds one of the largest organs in the world, we I got there I found out that there was going to be a short concert in 10 minutes by a well known organist which was cool. I stayed for the concert and it was relaxing and peaceful to listen too. The actual church is not that pretty but the organ is amazing to see and hear. The I went off and headed to the Occupation Museum, which is a ...

No Foto; No Smiling; No Kidding

A travel blog entry by paulej4


... but I wouldn't know.

There are virtually no people of color here. I saw two Asians today and perhaps ten black persons, most of them black children with white adults supervising them. There are no Americans that I can identify but, alas, there are many rowdy young men on stag trips. They are loud, boisterous, drunk or on the way to drunk and, in some cases, even sporting identical shirts. I guess the idea is that if you don't know they are all together due to their ...

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