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... else to do, went back to my hotel and watched some videos I had on my computer. It's one of those strange things when you're on holidays, isn't it? If I was in a hotel with a balcony looking out onto a great view then sitting out there with a cup of tea and a book would be a no brainer but I felt a bit guilty lying on my bed watching the last three eps of CSI (which I'd missed at home).
I assuaged my guilt by following up on ...
Zurück nach Berlin via Riga
Fliegerisch gesehen ist mein Urlaub ein wahrer Traum. Denn auch heute standen zwei Flüge auf dem Programm. Air Baltic brachte mich zuerst frühmorgens um 08h30 mit der B737-500 YL-BBN zurück nach Riga. Obwohl ich wieder einmal sehr wenig geschlafen hatte, schaffte ich es pünktlich an den Airport. Dort genoss ich ein Frühstück mit meinen letzten estnischen Kronen und bestieg wenig später ...
... been rebuilt as well as most of the Old Town. The House of the Blackheads is a Gothic building that was destroyed by joint German and Russian efforts. It has two adjoined buildings that are slightly set back from each other with beautiful gables. The house was apparently used for merchants' meetings but it ended up being associated by the group of singletons. The link to the colour black is simply because one of then was of ...
... different produce. Fresh fruit and Veg, Meat, Fish and just general stuff. Just the scale of the market and the old hangers are worth a visit.
The afternoon was spent at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. A dark account of both the Soviet and Nazi occupation.
With still a couple of hours to kill we went in search of Riga Castle. Well what a let down. We don't even know why it is called a castle. You can't even get in. Disappointed we ...
... At curiously, the temperature had actually gone up. A positively balmy - 3° C. Supping our drinks in a fine bar, we perused the guide book for places to eat. We decided we liked the sound of the Livonija, described as a medieval restaurant below the Small Guild Hall. One thing worried us though - it was Valentine's Day so would we get in? There was only one way to find out.
We found the restaurant easily enough (or rather Jodie did) and as we approached the door, a ...
Other places to stay in Jurmala
Jomas iela 19, Jurmala | Hotelfrom $128