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... out. Not a big loss! We walked through the nice mall and some more nice shopping areas (not intentional!) and checked out some "souveniri"s. They had the same stuff all the souvenir stores around Europe have, except they said Latvia and Riga on them. I even found a mug with the same style of art as the mug I got my mom from Peru :x haha! We did a free tasting of balsam, a traditional Latvian liquor drunk after meals to help digest and fight the cold. They are like ...
... the station. It’s also on the 6th floor of its building. I’d hate to be less fit than I am and also trying to drag a suitcase rather than a pack up there. My room would only be ready at 2pm so I stowed my pack behind the desk and went out to explore my new city. On the plus side the weather was much better: finally some sun and it was around 17oC.
My hostel is quite close to Old Town so I made my way there. After a quick cappuccino at ...
... a reasonably nice, functional city, that is also really cheap. This made it great as we could feast like a king. That is if a king ate in a supermarket and shopped late to get discounts on all the hot food items like we did. Although we did realise that it won’t be cheap forever as they are still recovering from the economic s**t storm that was caused by the USSR when they aimed to Sovietise the economy and oppress free enterprise, which before the double occupation ...
... self and my hero (my hubby) is somewhere far away working so that I can indulge myself in whatever romantic notions I have that train travel is wonderful and enlightening and fun. And usually I remember way to late to go to the airport and get a ticket that for me, train travel is usually a hassle, almost and sometimes a nightmare, and can be almost heart attack inducing. And yet I still do it. Heavy sigh. At least there are long periods of time between ...
... our tour. The Freedom Monument was unveiled in 1935 as a tribute to the soldiers of the Latvian War of Independence that took place from 1918-1920. At the top of the monument is a woman holding three gold stars. The Russians did not destroy it when it began its occupation in the 1940s because they believed it symbolized Mother Russia protecting the three Baltic States. A group of three soldiers, all of whom must be at least 6 feet tall, guard the monument at all times (although ...