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Later, we went to a popular restaurant/pub called FolksKlub Ala Pagrabs. It's one of the few traditional Latvian places that has live music, folk dancing, and entertainment. And the beer selection is huge and the price is right.
I ordered a rabbit leg with muchroom sauce. Deanne was in heaven because they had a special mushroom menu available, although some things had sold out. We got another mushroom ...
... find out about. We did eventually find the house, but could not track down any indication of a ‘story’. This will have to become the topic for one of my post-cruise "What was it we saw?" google sessions. (I have since discovered that the story is that the two cat sculptures (seen in the photo below) were placed, by the disgruntled owner of the building, with their bums facing the Great Guildhall as an expression of his ...
... Jakob's, had its bell placed outside of the steeple because people had to hear it from very far away. It was to be rung in case of emergencies. Legend has it that it would also always be rung if an unfaithful wife walked by. Toms said that never happens, so there must be no unfaithful wives in Riga. But on one of his tours once, the bell did ring as he passed by with his group, so he decided not to tell this story so he wouldn't get a heart-attack.
... back at after the tour... The tour was great. An old lady, Valentina, dressed in hot pink took us on a two hour tour of the city, it was raining the whole time and a cold twelve degrees I recon. But I learnt a lot; the country has only been independent for 44 years in total, its 40% Russian and there's more women here than men so the divorce rate is high and the women all dress very slutty to get a good ...
... massive wife and his eight monsters.
We stayed in the part of the city centre that had all the Art Nouveau buildings. This is an architecture that came about at the turn of the 20th century and it's simply resplendent. The city has done a great job restoring most of the buildings. Latvia, like the other former Soviet Block countries, had a very hard time after the Russians left but their economy bloomed after they joined the EU in 2004, so much so a ...