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... the ferry dock, crossed the road to the Powder Tower (have I already mentioned this is the only remaining piece of the old city walls?) then walked up Meistaru Street to Livu Square and the Cat House. Had no idea what this was, just saw the name on my tourist map and was intrigued. It's actually a big yellow five story house with a couple of large black cats perched on the front corners of the roof. Livu Square holds somewhat more interest as it contains a few restaurants and ...
After a year of tireless blogging, I seem to have landed in a bit of a lull. Writing a riveting, inspiring, surprising, eye-opening story every (other) week can get a bit tiresome, especially if you have other things to do and write.
Since my EVS-adventure has officially ended, I have decided to retire this chapter of my "travel" blog. As I will stay in Riga little bit longer, I will now consider Latvia my new home, and only report ...
... where all buildings are made entirely out of wood. This is how most of the buildings outside the old town are. This was incase of attack, the buildings could be burned down and clear space for a battle to take place. An officer once declared there was an army on the way, as he saw a huge cloud of dust in the distance. Many houses were burned down on his instructions. However, the cloud of dust turned out to be a herd of cattle!
The moat around the old ...
... the Occupation Museum. It was well laid out, obviously in chronological fashion. There were descriptions in English, complimented by photographs and paraphrenalia gathered over the decades. The detail was not so overwhelming that you would lose interest. It was an hour or so well spent.
Went to a church behind St Peter's for exterior shots. I only later found out it was St John's Church.
Started heading back. Stopped to get oriented in the park we ...
... insisted was NOT a soup) was very like a chowder - lovely smoky bacon and onion in a creamy fluid. The "kefir" was a sort of light yoghurt drink that came with it. Apparently it is a traditional Christmas dish, and at that time of year one would appreciate its hearty warmness - this evening it rather filled us up, but the mains were so good that we still mopped up the last smidgens of sauce with bread before relinquishing our plates. We had a venison steak (as ...