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Arrived on Sunday by train in Riga , after 14 looooooong hours on a train from St Petersberg. Had a delicious meal but it was a night of interrupted sleep : Russian border at 12:50 - 1:45 and then the Latvians checked our passports just after 2am. We got in at 9:30' our room wasn't ready so we wandered around the gardens and had brunch in one of …
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 …
... the only launderette, we realised we were heading right out of town. A young girl we stopped, to point ouwhere we were on our map, was able to give us directions in very good English fortunately. This seems to be the norm amongst the young and important with the obvious increase in tourists here.
Fantastic news....we continue to be able to top up on good latte's, so we're very happy :) ! ...
Another strikingly hot day, Riga was founded in 1201 we visited Riga which is situated at the month of the Daugana River. It first became an important port along the viking trade route.
Riga was originally built as a fortress. During 16th Century it was occupied by the Polish, 17th Century the Swedes and 18th Century the Russians. By 1918, Latvia gained its independence. During World War II, the Nazis occupied Riga. Then soon after the war ...
... sniff around the cabin and is out again. What a nice doggie! More immigration and customs people wander by and none of them bother me. After about 20 minutes, the lady returns with my passport, I say thank you in Russia – probably badly mispronouncing it but I see a glimmer of a smile on her face when I do. It is amazing what that word does in any language. I hear the door slams and rustle of people leaving the train and in ...