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Travel Blogs from Saulkrasti
... the group of cyclists arrive and they must have been wondering how we walked there quicker! Following the signs we made it to the secret soviet bunker 5 minutes before the tour was due to depart. The bunker is situated under a rehabilitiom centre which was previously a holiday resort for top soviet ministers from soviet administrations. The group of Estonians who's tour we were joining never appeared so it was just us and a Finnish man. The tour was very ...
... a 200m ski slope and a bob sled course. In summer, you can enjoy some lovely hiking trails, leading past many interesting castles and caves. Luis first took us to the ruin of the castle of the Livonian order, which is right in the backyard of the New Castle (18th century), and overlooks the valley of the river Gauja (yes, Antonio, this is what they call a valley).
Then came the fun part: the speedy descent down into the valley.
Then came the less ...
... a guitar and he spent a good time entertaining us and the surrounding folk. We munched on Piragi (a Latvian snack, made with bacon and onion filling, inside small buns) and rye bread crisps, with garlic flavour. We washed it all down, with some beer and white wine. After lolling about a bit more, we hopped in the car and drove a short distance to a restaurant for an early dinner. The ...
... wanted to show us a Automotive Museum there. Was quite interesting to see the technology produced by the soviet union and reading about bad decisions taken by politicians. Andris father turned around shortly after Bauska and we began pushing for the Polish border. When we reached Kaunas and got stuck in a several km long traffic jam caused by construction workers we decided to head into town to find dinner. What ...
... a shack like structure surrounded by trees and a winding path beckoning into an overgrown clump of vegetation. A nearby crow cawwed us a threatening welcome. There were definite and unsettling parallels between Saulkrasti and the setting of the Blair Witch Project.
We dutifully followed the path after confusing the shop owner with a series of "swimming" mimes, passing a number of bleak and grey factories until we finally saw it - the Baltic ...
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