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... is obviously popular on the tour routes.
Like many European towns, there is a church on every street. Of particular splendour is the gold domed Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Enjoyed delicious mushroom soup at a cafe near here while we rested our feet.
... yet and after checking in we headed out in search of food! We also explored the old town and visited the local craft market where we admired the local amber jewellery, hand knitted socks and hats and linen which the Baltic States are famous for.
The next day I awoke to pouring rain on the window. A relaxing sound when you get to stay indoors all snuggled up but not so pleasant when you've got a walking tour to do! After breakfast and a catch up with Pip ...
... 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 ...
... margin, so you could see everything. I've included several shots of the city itself and the river Daugava adjacent.
After that, we took a free tour of Riga. Our guide was Toms, born and raised in Riga, and a big hockey fan. He also had been to New York twice - but not New York City, just Albany. That is probably the most unique "I went to the US once" story ever. He was there for a hockey tournament. Toms also wanted to know if the ...
... of 17 000 Indonesia islands.
Focus during the trip - underwater life by snorkeling, seafood delights and " no rush" concept :)
Preparation starts NOW :) first time not only Asia as destination, but backpacking, so lets see how it goes. Internet has been searched from A-Z on suggestions - top things to see, to do, where to stay, safty issues, transportation bla, bla bla - ...