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... want to leave the terminal. The brief stop-over in Riga allowed us to sample the standard food of Latvia: salami, oily fish, cumin bread and the local liqueurs. We clearly favoured the black currant version. Apologies to Sergej for sounding narrow-minded, but this is the impression the airport shops gave us. After another rainy and windy take-off in a propeller machine we safely reached St. Petersburg under what we thought were the last sun rays of a nice ...
... cranking of the probably hundred year old plane was the opposite of reassuring. On the bright side, we basically had a private plane for 2 and a half hours.
Although I have been getting better at German very quickly, I was super excited to finally speak Russian with people (Russians are 30% of the total population and 60% of Riga's population so most people spoke ...
... our trip, in fact the whole town was fairly Christmassy. A nice place.
Our time in Riga was pretty brief and the next morning around 11 we headed back to the coach station to get our bus to Vilnius. This was a very short journey, only around 4 hours, so was no ...
... Moscow District - wooden buildings, which I think stretch to the Kalmciema iela quarter which is more recently renovated and possibly a UNESCO site or important heritage area? The wooden buildings were built as such so they could be burnt when the city was attacked - the stories mention several burnings over the years, one of which was a false alarm it seems - doh! 4) Memorial to Zanis Lipke and all the people who rescued Jews from the Nazi regime during ...
... and thrill of a special night amongst the local people.
When we came to pay the bill we discovered between us we had just enough lats to pay our bill and as we move on tomorrow with yet another currency to experience we were happy to pay our account with our left over local cash.
We departed Lithuania yesterday morning with a final stop for
refreshments at a bizarre place which had caged deer, ostriches and
a brown ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed