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Got a good night's sleep but woke up earlier than I thought because there is no blind or curtains in this room (I later spotted the blinds in the bathroom for some reason). Got ready and headed out for breakfast at Biskvits, a little cafe near the train station. Ordered an omelet and got back an enormous thing more like a frittata with tomato and capsicum. It was awesome and definitely what I needed with a day of kayaking ahead of me. And the omelet plus a coffee cost me under $4.
... a bite to eat before dropping into the tourist information centre next to the train station. The girl there was very helpful, giving me lots of info on seeing the castles in the area by bike. I went across the road, rented myself a mountain bike and set off.
It didn't take long before I reached the first castle. The Castle of the Brothers of the Sword, just north of the town, has been partially reconstructed but for the most part has been left in ruins. Built on ...
... but it was great. The main big wall had a huge western Europe map and all in Cyrillic. Birmingham was even on the map! There was even a telephone with a direct line to Moscow in the room. It was around the 1hr mark and when we saw daylight again, Mr Taxi man was waiting - good man Andreas!!! He took us back to Sigulda and we rounded off the afternoon with pastries and Latte's.
Another 'expensive' ;-) coach ride got us back to Riga by early evening.
Then we popped ...
... is one of the largest and most modern stations in Europe and it is, indeed, quite impressive.
So, as it turns out, this entire area is only steps from my hotel and I decided to head back for a minute and drop off my bagels and put some food in my refrigerator but I missed my street because in this area they all look similar. While I was wandering down the wrong street, I happened across a circus!! I know that many people now think that circuses ...
... vommed on by one of the Lithuanians AND lost his voice. Classic scenes. Needless to say they all looked a right state at 10am yesterday when they crawled onto the bus.
One last things before I set out to explore. If you ever want a reason to got to Vilnius not Riga, or want to take the wind out the sails of a Riga lover who is banging on about this place, reveal this priceless gem...Riga is officially twinned with Warsaw...and....Slough. Case closed!!!