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... orientation walk.
Walked to the Church of Saint Peter which is about 3 minutes from the hotel. There's a little square in front of the church where a very colourful sightseeing bus was parked. It had "12:00" on the sign which I rightly assumed meant that it was leaving in 5 minutes, so I bought a ticket for 15 Euros and jumped on. The interior is even more colourful than the exterior with vibrant seat covers on every seat, no two of which appeared to be same. It was a hop ...
... the old town now where most of the sights were. This led me to Freedom Square where soldiers stand guard to a tall monument.
... here it goes:
First of all, Latvian cars are magic. Even in the most antique models the lights switch on automatically, and yet the cars never run out of battery! And they can stay stationary without the help of the parking brake, which usually sits unused under a thick layer of dust.
The first time I drove in Latvia was on our way back from Laba Daba festival, when Renāte was too tired to drive ...
... some stage of its history. We had quite a long walk in & out of various squares & buildings & had to call for a coffee break when we heard about her family & the difficulties of life under the Russians & the problems of expat Russians who settled in Riga during the period from the war until 1991. Apparently she felt that many of them hanker for the 'Good Old Soviet Days’ when things were guaranteed in so ...
... To make matters worse there is a watermelon scented air freshener placed on the heater so now it smells like fruity BO.
We stayed long enough to make our bed and then ran out of there. Unfortunately we think the man spends too much time in the room as he has set up a desktop computer from 1989 on the bedside table.
John found a Latvia lat 2 coin on the bus today. Latvia just switched from lats to the euro in 2014 and the last day to use a Lat ...