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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... NO restaurants, bars, or shops for miles..... we thought we were in the twilight zone. We walked 1 mile or more to the beach (instead of the 2 blocks from Majori) and had a nice picnic, until a really drunk Russian couple befriended us and wouldn't stop trying to communicate in drunken Russian. My sober Russian's not so good, so it was even harder.
When we made it back to the train ride home, the conductor said we ...
... shops seem to do a bustling trade in it.
I'd intended to be in Riga for a few days, and to visit the surrounding towns and national parks and see more of Latvia. Unfortunately, circumstances being what they were, I only had about twelve hours to see the city. So, tired as I was, I decided to make the most of it and set out to explore.
Riga's Old Town is actually very nice. It's bigger than Vilnius, but still pretty compact and can be walked from one end to the ...
... drink it regularly - and they had the same view. We then decided to wander by the river and cross the bridge into Kipsala. The island wasn't that interesting really, but did offer a nice view of the city, and the weather was lovely so we enjoyed the walk.
After twelve miles today, I feel like we got a good feel of the city. And the high steeples' roosters make it easy to navigate by, even though all the streets are ad hoc and arbitrary. Next stop, Vilnius! ...
... only currency in the world that is worth more than a UK pound. A single UK pound buys more than one of every other currency I can think of, but in Latvia one UK pound is worth just 0.84 Lats. It's going to cause them a lot of hassle when they switch over.
Maybe I'm just getting sentimental because I'm so close to the end, but me and Riga got on pretty well. But it's also true that I was glad to move on and complete another step towards my final ...
... can be!) served with chestnuts, pickled onions and various forest fruits and berries in a sort of red wine jus; and a lamb shank on a bed of a slightly sweetish barley, almost like a rice pudding, with sour cherries in a sauce around that. Sounds revolting, I know, but absolutely to die for, both of them. And shared a wine-bottle sized bottle of French cider, quite divine and very much more grown-up than a Strongbow.
And so to bed, theoretically an early night...