Hostel Knights Court
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... extensive fortifications - the Powder Tower. This was originally built in 1330 but the current structure dates from 1650. As the name suggests it was used to store gunpowder.
In addition to its walls Riga was also protected by earthen bastions and a wide moat. These were both removed in the late 1800’s to allow the city to expand. The soil from the bastions was reused to create a hill in the parks that now ring the town centre and the moat is now the city canal. ...
I'd bought my bus ticket online for 28 Euros and chose the VIP seats. On the bus it was more like an airplane ...
... though. It was in a tent on a plaza. It wasn't a permanent building, but it pretty much was now. It was a restaurant with all the trappings except it had glass walls and a temporary tent like ceiling. And there were no bathrooms! You had to use the public toilets outside. But the band was good and we had a good time.
We left early the next morning for Siauli, Lithuania, for the Hill of Crosses, and then on to Vilnius.
... and, as usual, we set off to the far side of the destination to avoid crowds. We found a lovely canal and park walk on the far side of the old town and had the place largely to ourselves, except for a number of locals out for a morning stroll. We then began working our way back into the center of the old town sites to see.
There was a large European championship youth, 3 on 3, half-court basketball tournament happening and we ...
... the amount of stuff we bought.
From there we went to a place by the seaside that had its own sauna and stream. Nice property. The hosts did the BBQ for us while we did the rest.
Some had a sauna, one went for a swim in the stream and a couple went for a swim in the sea, far too cold for me.
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