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My birthday is at the start of November. Julie's is a few days before Christmas. As a consequence we tend to go away for a few days for my birthday because Christmas is not ideal for travelling and we're usually doing something else - and looking forward to a New Year's Eve trip.
For this birthday we went to Latvia and we split the trip …
... after buying our tickets were beckoned by the conductor to ensure we got on and got a seat! The journey was very pleasant; relaxed and slow with the smell of burning coal. We were even treated to some traditional Latvian singing by the ladies from Jurmala. At the end of the line we enjoyed watching the driving carriage turn around and then clean itself out. Unfortunately the journey back was shared with some smelly teenagers but it was fine really. The train ...
... of the River Daugauva. Duckies lounged all over the steps and sidewalk. As I was walking by a large wooden riverboat trolley, the captain popped his head out of his window and shouted "Come aboard! See Riga from a panoramic river view for 7 euros!" I said "OK, BE RIGHT THERE!". Hence followed an hour long leisurely riverboat ride. Epic life decision. After the boat ride, I hopped on a tram, and we wound through the city and across the river to eventually get to ...
... your shoes and sit/lie on the pillows, enjoying the sun and the view, while the tea-meister explains how you're supposed to pour and drink the specific tea you selected.
After a disappointing dinner at Ale House served by a confused waitress (hopefully this was her first day), we made a quick appearance at Nabaklab Klubs where some of my EVS friends were meeting a mob of other EVS'ers from Jūrmala. Soon though, the whole foreign-exchange-student-vibe became ...
Waking up to the sun shining we were looking forward to a stroll on the beach together, but unfortunately Kate was feeling terrible. So I tucked her in and set off on my own and let her sleep it off, and to give her some quiet time. Jurmala is definitely were the rich Latvians live so different to what we had seen yesterday, huge houses and luxury apartments. Pedestrianised street with plenty of swanky restaurants, with ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed