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Travel Blogs from Riga
... this morning. Saw Kevin for a bit.
The Nativity of Christ Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church in the Baltics, built with the blessing of Russian Tsar Alexander II. It had a 'no shorts' rule so will try to go back later.
Got home eventually after a few further photo ops. Email, shower and blog for an hour or so and then back out in long pants, dinner also a consideration. Mike came in and said he walked right into the Orthodox cathedral: ...
Afterwards, we tried various other drinking establishments, most notably Ezītis Miglā - named after the lovely folk tale and animation film "Hedgehog in the Fog". Here, we discovered that Riga must have a thriving second hand furniture market, and that beer can cost even less than 2 euros a pint!
On Saturday, Jop found himself a trolley bus and rode it all the way to my side of the river - Pardaugava. After ...
... the next stage in tourist development. Then off to the joys of the main road to the capital city. Fortunately Riga wasn't very far away, as it wasn't a relaxing drive. There are two furrows down the road, the same gauge as a truck. Add to this the pothole repairs, that seem to have used a type of tarmac that turns liquid, or at least gooey at 25 degrees, and the Magic Bus shimmied and porpoised down the road while the rattles and squeaks from the ...
... for him. As he is pretty much in charge of the train, and the price he named was not horrendous I gave him the 5 Euros he asked for. Had he only known I was afraid of being thrown off the train, he could have asked for much, much more and I would have given it to him. Then he proceeds to ask me where I am going and why I am alone, etc. etc. I NEVER tell anyone I am traveling alone. I ALWAYS say I am meeting friends at the destination where I am ...
... there to do some paperwork, to PLEASE let me buy some for my collection, and she did!! She did tell us to make a hurry out of it though, as we were really not supposed to be in the building at all.
We passed the Italian embassy to the “Magic Café.” My guide explained that she had worked in this former “head shop” and that it had been busted over and over again for selling questionable herbs. She said that the owners got tired of the ...
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