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... and headed through the hip area where the cool kids live out to a craft beer brewery and enjoyed unfiltered local beer. We had a few other places on our list but being Monday they were closed so we went home for a few drinks. We had also popped into several local shops and hotspots throughout the day so we had done very well exploring Riga that day. With time ticking on and it all being rather similar to Estonia we woke up on Tuesday and decided to press on to Lithuiania! :) ...
Right before Christmas 2013 I went to Riga, Latvia. We lived in the old part of the city, and it is the most beautiful city I have ever seen. We also went to the new part, and you could see the poverty, but also this part was pretty. I didn't put down my camera once I was outside my hotel. It was snowing and the old town was dressed and ready for christmas! There was several Christmas markets and we went to two of them. They sold home made ...
... cabbage salad, kakleti (meatballs) and potatoes. We were clearly fed and ready to hit up the Latvian parliament.
At the Parliament, we had a member of the Conservative Party speak to us about the language politics of Latvia, which are super controversial. You can basically add up gun rights, taxes and foreign policy and they still wouldn't add up to the level that Latvian ...
... officials checked everyone's identification documents. If our driver was indeed on a mission to have at Riga early he succeeded, we were there 20 minutes ahead of schedule.
Our hotel for our two night stay was the Hotel Irina. The hotel was not too far from the bus station, so there was no need for local busses or trams, it was a relatively easy walk. We checked into our rooms and arranged a time to meet Sara for ...
... water, snacks and tea of which I took none, simply because I didn't want to fill my stomach while in motion.
It was now about 15 minutes to 5 and we were starting to head into the outskirts of the city of Riga. The little gingerbread houses were becoming more and more frequent and the stores and shops were getting larger and closer together as we got closer and closer to the bus terminal.
Once in the city, I could immediately see how lovely this place ...
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