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... for two people and we had validated it twice, but she shook her head. A younger inspector who spoke English came to tell us that it was a one person ticket. He seemed to understand that we had used two rides from it, but could only say that because it was a one person ticket, that wasn't allowed and we would have to pay a fine. The fine, we discovered, is €20, so we redoubled our efforts to explain that we had used the ticket in good faith, and ...
... this morning. Saw Kevin for a bit.
The Nativity of Christ Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church in the Baltics, built with the blessing of Russian Tsar Alexander II. It had a 'no shorts' rule so will try to go back later.
Got home eventually after a few further photo ops. Email, shower and blog for an hour or so and then back out in long pants, dinner also a consideration. Mike came in and said he walked right into the Orthodox cathedral: ...
... deny access or threaten us with legal action. Steve's Westpac card gave up and was denied access. Curse you, Westpac!! I bloody well know what my pin number is! Hotels would raise their rates as we despairingly stared at the page and still nothing happened.
Somehow during the fray, Steve managed to accidentally book us into a nights' accommodation at a 4 star hotel for this very night in Vilnius. Even though tonight was the only night ...
We reached the Skyline bar at the Radisson on the 26th floor, well before the sunset. We got the window seat on the left (better views of town) and the views were brilliant, the cocktails which were made in front of us were excellent but there was not much choice of food for the vegetarians, the sunset at the sky bar was amazing.
After couple of drinks we took the taxi ...
... fill their outdoor seating.
That will soon change, though. It hadn't really occurred to me until I looked it up, but I'm now way further north than my hometown in the UK. In fact Riga is about on a par with Edinburgh. It's September now, the best of the weather is behind us and soon it'll be like being back in Whistler.
Next year Latvia is due to switch over from it's currency (the Lat) to the Euro and I think that's a shame. It is, to my ...
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