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... We got wear fancy hats while touring the museum. I wore a fine tophat and Deanne had a lovely Easter bonnet. In the antique kitchen, we got a fresh cookie from a woman in period dress.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
We went to the central market behind the bus and train station. It's in several former Zeppelin hangars. You don't get to do that too often! It's mostly Russians working there and the stuff they ...
Saturday morning, I dragged my groggy self out of bed after a fitful night of tossing and turning. Lina served up eggs with tomato and cucumber for breakfast, and everyone at the hostel saw me off and wished me well. I was only there for a few days, but the place really felt like home already and I was sad to leave, especially under the circumstances.
My bus ride to Riga took about four hours. It was a well appointed coach with WiFi, reclining seats and -- best of all -- ...
... he gave all of us a shot of Riga black balsam, which was again lovely. Then we took off on our own tour - going to see the art nouveau street (Alberta iela) and museum, the several small parks on the border of Vecriga, the Russian orthodox church, the freedom monument, and one of the largest markets in Europe - which sells EVERYTHING. I saw a kvas stand, so naturally had to get a few glasses from Blum and Brockton to try. Interesting, but not sure I ...
... and had cake, oh nom nom nom, Yum it was good! I took the afternoon off before we headed out to a little Latvian restaurant for more traditional food. I had the pork hot pot filled with potatoes.
So far I'm loving the group and this tour. None of them seem to mind my sick, dark and weird sense of humour. Hooray for boobies.
"Have you ever been with the girl guides?""No, but I ate a brownie once." ...
... be that easy. I started getting paranoid because it appeared I was going through visa checking, and thought maybe I missed that I needed a transit visa to go through Latvia. The woman in there looked at my passport, my boarding pass, and then,
'Kiev? No. What gate?’
‘It doesn’t say. The screen said A2’
‘No you have a D gate. Go down stairs and wait for the bus transfer.’ You’re joking right? Now I’m confused. It says ...