Kolonna Hotel Brigita
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- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- TV Channel One Russia
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... the old town. Whilst it's the Art Nouveau buildings that it's most famous for, there are others of note. One being the Academy of Sciences (as it now is) but it's known locally as Stalin's Birthday Cake. It was built in the late Fifties (completed in 1961) as is a monstrous Soviet confection of a building. I took the lift to the 15th floor and climbed a further two floors to the viewing deck to get a fantastic panorama of old and new Riga - and actually, most of ...
... rush hour, which I had to do a couple of weeks later. Taking Anna along as my navigator, I had to drive to the wholesale store to get supplies for one of our workshops. We found our way there just fine, having carefully plotted the most optimal route. The way back, though... "we know where our office is, right..?"
I already knew that about 50% of the streets in Rīga are one-way. But what I hadn't realised as a ...
... the hostel to warm up a bit. Even though it was almost 1pm, there was still breakfast food out on the table and we helped ourselves to another round. Why not, right? It took us about a half hour to warm up enough and gather up enough will power to want to go back out into the cold.
On our second venture out we stopped by the clock tower so that Johnny could get his LATVIA! picture. This picture has a history with his band days at Ohio University. Short story is ...
... don't get BBQed. These water fowls have french taste when it comes to cuisine, they like frog legs. So they are typically found near streams and ponds looking for food. And apparently, they winter in Africa and the males return early to build the nest so that the females can have a furnished apartment upon their landing. Not a bad deal, if only men were as dutifully servile as storks are.
We head towards Estonia next, another long day on the bus is in ...
... 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 ...