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DAY 8 ..... Tuesday, May 27th ..... Riga
Today is our first experience in Eastern Europe and the old Soviet Empire.
What a surprise ... the preconceived notion of this 'area' is of cold concrete buildings ... but of course we forget that there was a time before the Russian revolution.
Riga has a beautiful and compact Old Medieval Town on the banks for the River ...
... full lot.
Now i like street art and not seen so much in the Baltics. However I found a nice bit next to a tattoo parlour so grabbed a quick snap.
The hostel is pretty cool. Big communal lounge area, nice sofa, piano, tv etc. I am soooo tempted to play chariots of fire on the black keys hahahaha.
Bit of a longer blog today. Hope they are giving you a bit of an insight into the countries and ...
... we had a free walking tour at midday with a very enthusiastic guide. She showed us the town hall, the monuments to estonians independence and my favourite, the most expensive toilet (to build) in all of Estonia (photo attached). After this very informative 2 hour tour we headed to Kompressor for lunch. It was amazing, a pancake house that had the best savoury pancake I have ever had in my life, I chose the garlic and cheese, it was so good it gave Stuart order envy who ...
... them but we couldn't understand each other because they were speaking Russian so Liva called her mom and her boyfriend talked to them in Russian to figure out what was going on and meanwhile there another man with them who called his daughter to talk with me but I was confused as to what to say but the woman on the phone told me that her father could bring me to Siauliai but we figured out that the bus was the one that my group was taking. They came later and we headed towards Siauliai.
... and new track numbers was always a wonderful music as you could stand in a train station and watch the boards change. Sadly that is now gone except for a few tiny towns in Europe that are hard to find and I wouldn't usually be there anyway. And I did always love looking out the windows of trains and watching the countryside and towns, villages and cities glide by the window. Well, that only happens about once or twice a year when they have ...
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