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Travel Blogs from Riga
Despite the fact that our air plane seems to want to attempt landing upside-down, we arrive quite safely (though slightly queasy) in Riga, thanks to the brave efforts of our Baltic Air pilot. We find that it is extremely windy in the capital of Latvia, which is unfortunate since we didn't bring a coat! We decide to enjoy the cold while it lasts; it's going be very very hot when we get to Central Asia!
Nona and I have ...
... she had won a competition with the group she was going with and the winners of the competition were granted a trip to the UK. I had never heard of anything like it but unfortunately, we did not speak a lot because she had just gotten a concussion the day before and was really tired but her story was quite interesting for the duration of our time talking.
As I boarded the plane from Newark to Oslo, Norway, I was greeted by Norwegian newspapers and a ...
... 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 ...
An old song title, but fitting considering the vodka that was consumed the previous night. I forgot to mention that Brenda had at least a dozen vodka shots and still woke up reasonably intact.
Santa was a little sensitive to the light and needed to keep to the water. She drove us back to Riga anyway. (much thanks}.
In the afternoon, we took a taxi out to visit ...
... way back to the hotel for a bit of a rest before heading to the Opera! We had tickets for the Latvian National Opera, and we saw ‘Eugene Onegin’ by Tchaikovsky. The theatre was beautiful, and we even understood the whole opera without having to read the synopsis ;) The set design and multimedia used in the production was quite clever and of course the singing was wonderful. Afterwards we wandered in the town a bit before deciding to head back to the hotel area for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility