Hostel Knights Court
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Later, we went to a popular restaurant/pub called FolksKlub Ala Pagrabs. It's one of the few traditional Latvian places that has live music, folk dancing, and entertainment. And the beer selection is huge and the price is right.
I ordered a rabbit leg with muchroom sauce. Deanne was in heaven because they had a special mushroom menu available, although some things had sold out. We got another mushroom ...
... find out about. We did eventually find the house, but could not track down any indication of a ‘story’. This will have to become the topic for one of my post-cruise "What was it we saw?" google sessions. (I have since discovered that the story is that the two cat sculptures (seen in the photo below) were placed, by the disgruntled owner of the building, with their bums facing the Great Guildhall as an expression of his ...
... where it remained Russian for over 200 years. Post-WWI, Latvia declared its independence and, after fighting a short war against both otherwise-occupied Russia and Germany, became a Republic. In the 1930s, it apparently then became a dictatorship, before being occupied by the Soviet Union in 1939, then the Nazis in 1941, then the Soviets again in 1944 through 1990, whereupon Latvia again became an independent nation in 1991 where it remains to this day.
... gear, TV remote controls, passports of dead people or Nazi memorabilia.
I'm not kidding. As I wrote when I was in Warsaw, they used to have something similar but it was knocked down ages ago to accommodate the Olympic stadium. Vilnius still has theirs, but you may recall that the area got a little too dodgy just as I got there, so I turned around and went back. Nothing stopped me this time. Our guide only gave us ten or so minutes to browse around and ...
... on to our Bangkok Buddha's tears, yum.
We went out to see what we could see, and the first thing we could see, just around the other side of the big cathedral over the road from us, was a little electric "train" running a tour with commentary of the Old City. So we hopped on that and had an utterly mystifying half hour, with some recorded voice reading an utterly incomprehensible "English" script in a thick Latvian accent. I can't understand why, when you ...