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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... museum covered this period in a lot of detail and is the period of history I'm most familiar and interested in.
The displays on the latter parts of the city's history (1800s on) didn't interest me as much and I was aware of the time. I went through these displays a bit quicker and ended up skipping the end of the exhibition. Leaving the museum, I went and grabbed a coffee and headed to the Latvian Museum of War, housed in the Gunpowder Tower, the ...
... up a couple of steps. There's no doors inside this place only curtains between each area.
In the main sleeping area the mattress is on the floor
Still despite it being basic, it's clean and our host is a nice person and the wifi works, and that's what matters.
After unpacking we head off to the Old City and a bit of a look around.
It's a Saturday and it seems the whole city is having some sort of festival, well at least in the streets ...
... that Latvia had a split personality I had only known three other things about this little nation in the North-East: 1. it was part of the old Soviet Union, USSR; 2. it borders with Estonia and 3. Latvian locals do not like it when you superglue their shoes to a roof. The first two information points were found out due to a basic history and geography class, whereas the third information point was found out because I actually did superglue a Latvian girl’s ...
... to stay here the night? Finally someone laughs and then some people in a cabin at the far end of the carriage start talking so at least I am not alone. We sit in the dark for maybe 25 - 30 minutes before a train roars past us on the main track. Finally about 5 minutes after that, the engine starts again, the train starts again, the lights come on and we make it without stopping all the way into Skopje. Freaky.
On the same trip, I was ...
... the same, all called Stalin's birthday cake, apparently it was a good thing to do, or else.
If anyone can explain the street art showing an exploding sausage, let me know. Must be something cultural!
Apparently the tradition of lights on Christmas trees was started here by the, 'Guild for the Unmarried Tradesman', although their tradition ended with burning ...