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... located and, like Tallinn, consists of twisting, narrow medieval streets, sprinkled with open squares. Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or all the tourists, but I couldn’t help but draw comparisons to Tallinn and found Riga somewhat lacking. It is beautiful, with lots of neo-Classical and baroque architecture lining the streets, but it did seem to lacking something that I found very appealing in Tallinn but that I can’t quite put my finger on.
The Old City is worth a look but a lot of the buildings have scaffolding on them which is a bit disappointing. We found a spot for a drink to get a bit of atmosphere and then it was time to head to Maccas for some free wifi and then back home.
Along the way one of the festivals was still going, so we stopped and listened to some dude playing techno, which sounded like a recording of a train passing.
After a while we moved on and back to the unit.
... and Riga still manages to retain that aesthetic appeal it is famous for.
Although the Old Town is nice, its outer suburbs are a big throwback to occupational Soviet times with red brick communist style housing and concrete Soviet factories scarring the landscape. This basic disregard for any flow and planning to beautify the area proves the half/half theory that I have been pushing. Basically in these areas, it is grim, grey and depressing.
... was sliced up little frozen bits and not a whole brain like I was hoping for.
The one Swede that I met up with in Sweden was a girl called Linda (but I like to call her smiley), I hadn't seen Smiley in 8 years! She was one of a group of exchange students that I hung out with for awhile when I very first moved to Newcastle so it was somewhat weird talking to her and hearing names of people that I had long since forgotten.
At the very start of my trip I met ...
If you're visiting UNESCO world Sites, then a trip to Riga must be on your list. Here travelers can admire the diverse architecture of Riga, especially the art nouveau buildings. Riga has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the collection of art nouveau buildings that is one of the largest in the world, as well as a city in whose architecture the entire history from 1201 to the present day is ...