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- Patrick and I woke up early and checked out of the hostel.
- We caught a tram to the bus station and then jumped on the bus to Riga in Latvia. It was going to take us 4.5 hrs.
- It was snowing heavily when we arrived in Riga. We arrived at our hostel and were given a free beer while we waited for the girl at reception checked us in.
- After checking in we went to Lido for dinner. It was amazing. One of the best means I ...
... took over again after having occupied Latvia during the turn of the 20th Century.
Independence was again gained in 1991 and now Latvia is part of N.A.T.O and the E.U.
The longest street is named Freedom Street. During years gone by though it was named at times according to the political situation. At the turn of the 20th century it was named Tzar Alexander Street, during WWII it was called Stalin Street, then again in Soviet Times it ...
... and the suitcase is filled. To be fair, she also loads in a few of my things (my pharmaceutical supplies) as well. But with or without all our gear, those 87 steps give a tingle to the lungs, knees, hips, legs, etc.
THE CENTRAL MARKET
While I stayed behind (writing Travel Times), Darlene hit the Central Market. Her account and picture ...
... Another challenge is the underground street crossings. The choice is between dragging your bike down and up the stairs, or finding a (long) detour to avoid them.
Like a little girl with training wheels
The nicer roads are so big and busy that only the truly brave cyclist will venture onto them, wearing the appropriate reflective and protective gear, of course. Which leaves us mere mortals to cycle on the sidewalks, like little ...
... minutes we are underway again. I shut my door and lock it and try to sleep.
Sometimes trains are really good for sleeping. Not so much Russian trains. They stop a lot and people roam the corridors when they do (Still chanting, Please do not come into my cabin) and every time they stop, I wake up and listen to the noises. Plus this train is not smooth. Some of these tracks have been here since the dawn of railroading I ...