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... were at first welcomed by a lot of Latvians as liberators from Soviet rule. However, it soon became very clear that the Nazis had no interest in an independent Latvia and settled themselves in as brutal overlords. They set up a Jewish ghetto in Riga and executed over 20,000 men women and children in the nearby forest. As the fortunes of war turned, the Soviets pushed the Nazis back and soon ruled Latvia again and would do so until 1991. There were brutal reprisals ...
... We sat for many hours in a flower garden, eating lunch and relaxing in the sunshine. Then it was time to go back to Riga and we repeated our steps from this morning. We stopped at the Rimi by the train station to buy soup ingredients. The vegetable and potato soup was tasty and we watched Andy Murray play a five setter to beat Frenchman Monfils to reach the semi finals. Riga was rounded off with some tasty strawberry ice cream, ...
... airport terminals.
Average 25-30usd accommodation per day for two (use airbnb, tripadvisor recommended homestays and B&B).In general I would devide accomodation like this - 10-20usd very basic room, fan, breakfast included but if travelling around is completely enough, 20-45usd room with AC & breakfast, may include minibar, may have swimming pool and restaurant, 45-70usd ...
... what happened during the wars, it was really interesting to read the honest Latvian perspective. I think I spent a couple of hours there reading all the information.
Back at the hostel I had some new roommates, an american who was travelling with a couple more friends, another American and an Italian. Along with the two German girls, we all decided to go out on the pub crawl organised by the hostel. It was a good night ...
... after the final whistle.
I had set myself a goal of trying local beers in all the countries I was going through and as I already had one in Riga, I went with having a couple of Guinness’s here. The choice was for no other reason than the price, due to the Irish football the Guinness was on special, one Lat for a 500ml glass! Always got to look for a bargain to stretch the budget. I did revert back to a local ...