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Latvia's unquestionable star is its capital, charming Riga, with one of the most beautiful old city centers of the area. We spent the majority of our time there strolling its narrow streets, admiring its beautiful buildings and tasting its lovely cuisine. We also cycled our way to its outer neighborhoods, serene and green, especially the ones …
... a completely new reconstruction of the original and was completed in 1999.
One original building was the powder tower, used from the 15th century to hold armaments and ammunition. It now houses the Latvian War Museum. As admission was free and the day was warm and a bit crowded, we decided to break our general rule and go inside it. I found it very interesting, a bit reminiscent of the old War Museum in Ottawa, but Cathy lost interest ...
We awoke early to head to the Tallinn bus station to catch our ride over into Latvia. It was an annoyingly long walk, made rougher by the fact that half of it was over cobblestone. Not your ideal suitcase-dragging surface. But we gave ourselves lots of time and made it with no issue. The bus itself was really quite nice. For only 14eur, we got relatively comfy seats, a coffee machine on the bus, and free WiFi. Also impressive was how on time ...
... at Duty Free before boarding, we were then on our way back to Warsaw. Nice to actually hear a language somewhat familiar to our ears (Angela’s more than mine!), we also gained 2 more hours today (thanks to Daylight Savings & changing time zones) and had a lazy Sunday before even thinking of going back to work on Monday…
And no, unfortunately we didn’t find any blue cows, but did find an obsession with cats and frogs and have now turned Angela into a spa-seeker ...
As stated yesterday, I was up and about early and that means that sluggardly crews have to step to it and get ready. Well, that is the theory and it almost worked but it did take us until 06:45 before we finally set off. Our destination was Riga, the capital of Latvia and about 50 miles away. The forecast promised good wind, not too much and in the right direction for sailing ie SW and a F3-4 with the only downside being that ...