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Travel Blogs from Riga
... the most moving and interesting was the visit to the Museum of the Occupation (1940-1991). Latvia was NOT the place to be during those years. Stalin made an agreement with Herr Hitler allowing the Russians to invade Latvia in1940, Herr Hitler broke said agreement and invaded Latvia in 1941 then Stalin's army re-invaded (liberated?) Latvia and forcefully and ruthlessly occupied Latvia until perestroika kicked in in ...
... the ruins of anyway. The castle has fallen into disrepair over the years, and is the site now of ruins and a more modern manor house. It was initially the residence of Teutonic Knights from the 12th century. Oh, its also worth noting in Latvia, they refer to a toilet stop as a 'magic stop'. Eventually, that gets weird and confusing.Next stop, the Goodmans cave, home to the famous local Romeo and Juliet story of Turaldas Rose. Here we could see inscriptions engraved into ...
... and new track numbers was always a wonderful music as you could stand in a train station and watch the boards change. Sadly that is now gone except for a few tiny towns in Europe that are hard to find and I wouldn't usually be there anyway. And I did always love looking out the windows of trains and watching the countryside and towns, villages and cities glide by the window. Well, that only happens about once or twice a year when they have ...
... and other foods. As soon as we entered that building, the most revolting smell filled my nose. Raw meat does NOT have a pleasant odor, so we left as soon as we possibly could. We decided to wander our way back to the ship, which we had to board at a certain time. We got somewhat lost, although we told ourselves we were just looking at the beautiful scenery. It really was beautiful, and we stumbled upon some ...
... three drinks, until he could no longer count. Soon he was stumbling around the bar by himself, and it was morning. He saw a man lying in the gutter, pointing and bursting into laughter (he later found out that the man was hit by a car!) He finally woke up in a locked sushi bar, and had been robbed.
And that is what Riga is like - you can't drop your guard here. In Tallinn, I was told that one australian guy was stopped by police, who asked to see his passport. He didn't have ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet