Old Riga Hotel Vecriga
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... We got wear fancy hats while touring the museum. I wore a fine tophat and Deanne had a lovely Easter bonnet. In the antique kitchen, we got a fresh cookie from a woman in period dress.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
We went to the central market behind the bus and train station. It's in several former Zeppelin hangars. You don't get to do that too often! It's mostly Russians working there and the stuff they ...
Saturday morning, I dragged my groggy self out of bed after a fitful night of tossing and turning. Lina served up eggs with tomato and cucumber for breakfast, and everyone at the hostel saw me off and wished me well. I was only there for a few days, but the place really felt like home already and I was sad to leave, especially under the circumstances.
My bus ride to Riga took about four hours. It was a well appointed coach with WiFi, reclining seats and -- best of all -- ...
... found out what the deal was with the snails. Apparently, there is a desire to open a contemporary art museum in Riga, since there's no such space now, and the process for deciding this has been taking a really long time. So some group decided to call attention to this by just putting brightly colored snails all over town. I think we actually found all 14 of them!
Architecturally, Riga has one of the most concentrated examples of Art Nouveau in ...
... and the economic downturn has hit them as hard any anyone else. I'd already decided I liked Latvia and it's people by this point, which is in no small part due to the women. I'd been warned that they're fairly special to look at and I wasn't disappointed. I remember when I got off the bus I had to go back and take another look at the line-up of people waiting to buy tickets. One fit woman after another. They've got great accents, too - there's maybe a little bit ...
... drink and blankets, then we went for another drink at an irish pub crowded with people due to the 4 football matches playing on the tvs at the same time. After a while we got too cold since we were sitting outside so we made our way back to the hostel and went to bed.
Thursday 20th Sept
Today woke up after a nice sleep at about 9am, had a skype, a shower and got ...