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I have to admit to a total surprise, and I guess ignorance, of the countryside here. I had it in mind that it would be full forests and hills, similar to Switzerland, expecting Julie Andrews to appear singing 'the hills are alive with the sound of music' ! How wrong...the countryside remains dreary, not helped by the time of year, with just an openness of forests (of pines and silver ...
... it was all good! I then went back for seconds, ordering a mini pizza for 85 cents, Sophie had a sweet cake for desert!
After one last walk around the craft market, we went back to the hostel and chilled out until leaving for our bus at 2am!
Riga felt like a place we had visited just a couple of years late. Had we been earlier, it would have been a cheaper country without the Euro and also with less English and Irish bars, and certainly less stag parties! ...
... several orders got screwed up.
The 'P' beer with 8 letters was okay. Just had one as I had only had an ice cream all day for sustenance. The restaurant got warmer and warmer. Had the pork ribs which were okay but hardly worth that wait .
If this is going to be the standard of service, I'm going to consider the supermarket route: buy something quick, no waiting and time to go walkabout.
Back to the hotel after 2130 and hit the blog, giving up after 2300.
... t so flat at all!
Which makes Latvia an even better biking country than The Netherlands... in theory.
Sport or transport?
In practice, though, it is just as difficult to get round on a bicycle as in, say, Vienna. Difficult, though not impossible. It's nice to see that many people actually own a bike, and use it for everyday transport, rather than just sport or play. And it's also nice to see that bicycle shops sell ...
... just a short journey before we stopped at the Russian border. We’ve been moving for about 10 minutes and still hadn’t stopped so I dashed down to the toilet and back. Then it was about another 5 minutes before we stopped – seemed like. Wow, a lot of No Man’s Land on that train track. When I had boarded the train, the restaurant lady came around with paperwork. There was a paper to fill out for leaving Latvia ...