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... a traffic deviation with a complete stop - everywhere we tried to go the same - here a navigation system is not helpful - we saw that parts of the town was inundated by the rain and this was the cause of the traffic problem
We finally arrived a Jürmala - which is a beach resort with a completely different house style than Riga and a long 30 km sandy beach and tourists everywhere
... Some are very old, but others are very new and modern. The Baltic Seas are cold never getting above the 60s but the sunshine makes up for it. Today was 80. Back in Riga we did a quick panoramic tour of this working city. Riga is 50% Russian. It is considered a green city with lots of parks. Most of the citizen live in soviet style apartment, ...
... for, I was too busy collecting wild strawberries!
Dinner, like breakfast and lunch, consisted mostly of fresh veggies and herbs straight from the garden, this time with woodfire-baked waffles!
Afterwards, it was time for that famous Latvian sauna. Which is not so different from a Scandinavian sauna, except you sit on a bunch of ferns or a rhubarb leaf instead of a towel, and the water that goes on the hot flames is pre-spiced with fresh ...
... much for us ("I'm from Espain! Where are you from? Netherlands? Cool! I've been to Amsterdam! Let's do shots!") and Nona surprised me by telling me she wanted to go home! And it was only twelve o'clock!
On Saturday, we had booked a treatment at Hotel Jūrmala Spa (yes, I know, not the most imaginative name). At host-Anna's advice, we got off the train two stops early to have some tea and cake at a local bakery where to my dismay and ...
... everywhere. On the beach it had a outdoor club with music pumping, must be pretty good in the evenings. Then we drove into Lithuania and instantly the roads improved, so you could actually drive the speed limits. Heading to Siaulial to find a tourist information and finding on our way the Hill of crosses. With 200,000+ crosses of various sizes on a hill, this is people expressing there devotion to christ. Quite a ...