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Travel Blogs from Saulkrasti
... and its relatively recent history, everyone should visit the museum, which is free- a donation is welcome. In the evening we walked away from the touristy inner town area and found a local restaurant overlooking the Daugava river and obviously popular with locals. Here we had a cheap meal and listened to karaoke hosted by a 60 plus DJ who played a disparate array of 70-80's western music, along with Latvian favorites sung by a local old age ...
... 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 ...
... it? The place is crawling with tourists - thousands alone from the two cruise ships that have pulled into town, and not that I think we are any exception to the hordes of tourists, except that you kind of get the feeling that the whole thing is an elaborate production for the masses - the way the little brass band starts playing "you raise me up" every time the next shore excursion group turns the corner, and the string trio starts playing Leonard Cohen when a ...
... to the unpredictable UK tomorrow. After showering I ate breakfast at which time I was subjected to one of the worst conversations I have had throughout my entire travels. This middle aged Canadian talked absolute rubbish at me while I prepared and ate my breakfast. He was trying to get me to bite by insulting Australia and continued to talk about climate change and religion hoping to spark some form ...
... and I just need to forget about it until I arrive in Germany.
The next day I gladly checked out and got a bus to Vilnius. The journey took four hours and they were hours of total relaxation and comfort. It was early evening when I arrived and the sun glittered off the modern high rise buildings and warmed the old bronzed brickwork of the old town. The leafy streets sparkled as if decorated with shards of green and brown glass, that ...
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