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Adrianjl stayed here on Oct 20, 2011 during their trip titled: Adrian's Travel Blog.
... are less than 10% in Lithuania where I heard more Polish spoken and some of the locals have the Polish look.
MUSEUM OF OCCUPATION OF LATVIA
Riga is the 2014 European Capital of Culture. I'm not sure what that title entails but I do know that the city was preparing for it with sites and museums closed ...
... and headed through the hip area where the cool kids live out to a craft beer brewery and enjoyed unfiltered local beer. We had a few other places on our list but being Monday they were closed so we went home for a few drinks. We had also popped into several local shops and hotspots throughout the day so we had done very well exploring Riga that day. With time ticking on and it all being rather similar to Estonia we woke up on Tuesday and decided to press on to Lithuiania! :) ...
... that has a drawbridge walkway.
The tour group is great too - I mean, got to love hanging around with people who think we look really young! People have thought we must have been having a holiday before starting a family!!! They have been surprised to learn we are celebrating 20 years of marriage.Too funny
Tomorrow - we will explore the city of Riga before heading to Vilnius, Latvia on Sunday
... it? The place is crawling with tourists - thousands alone from the two cruise ships that have pulled into town, and not that I think we are any exception to the hordes of tourists, except that you kind of get the feeling that the whole thing is an elaborate production for the masses - the way the little brass band starts playing "you raise me up" every time the next shore excursion group turns the corner, and the string trio starts playing Leonard Cohen when a ...