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A basic hostel, but a good deal. Close to the center and next to a great breakfast place, no curfew and tigers everywhere...
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... an ex-Soviet tour. Much is torn down but a couple of monuments remain untouched as a reminder of history including the bridges and some buildings. It was explained to me that not everything was a negative during the Soviet times. Citizens were employed, had access to free education and medical services and were also given a house or apartment, no need for a mortgage. ...
... to the building roof and butts turned toward to street to spurn the guild that wouldn't accept the owner of the house as a member. They finally settled and the cats were turned around to face the street.
The House of Blackheads is another old guild in town built in ...
... some attention to Latvian and Russian fashion at some point in the near future, too).
Ballet without a story
On Sunday we actually had plans! We'd booked matinee tickets for an unknown ballet (La Bayadera), mostly as an excuse to see the insides of the National Opera. The white prince nearly dropped the fluorescent-pink princess, the corps-de-ballet was slightly out of sync, and the story basically wrapped up in Act II, even though the dancers ...
... of a bottle. The beach was 30 minutes out of Riga and we took the train which made us see exactly what sardines feel like in a tin.
We're going for some traditional Latvian food today at the Lido- by recommendation of my lovely hairdresser Sarah- and then on to a 26th floor bar. Will be sure to get some pictures!!
... at Auschwitz last week.
Moved on to a real cemetery, this time a Russian Orthodox one that included a very big church with the name of The Church of the Decapitation of John the Baptist. Next, we visited the rather ornate German Art Nouveau area. This has nothing to do with the war but is a reflection of the seemingly perpetual ruling class in Latvia and their penchant for spending money. Around the start of the 20th century, these rich Germans simply ...