Juans Riga Hostel
Travel Blogs from Riga
... We were in the new city now and passed a number of landmarks including the 42 metre high Freedom Monument which was built at the end of Brivibas Street in 1935 and dominates the surrounding park lands and canal. It was designed by the Latvian scupltor Karlis Zale and took around 4 years to construct. The money to build it was raised by donations from the Latvian people.
We also drove through embassy district where many countries retain a presence in one of the beautiful ...
I'd bought my bus ticket online for 28 Euros and chose the VIP seats. On the bus it was more like an airplane ...
... designated U-turn-lane, or just at a random intersection of your choice).
Upon complaining about this weird infrastructural problem (and the subsequent detour and delay that we suffered) my colleague Lelde exclaimed: "so you mean that in Holland, you can just turn left whenever you like???". Yes, that's one of the advantages of being born in the Kingdom of The Netherlands: legal drugs, good cheese, and the freedom to turn left whenever you like!
... is a stork nesting on the sun- straw and all! Along the other side of the palace are the Duke's rooms including a bedroom, office, bathroom and reading room. A separate area houses the Duchess' apartments which has a bathroom with a ceiling much lower than any others in the palace. This is because the maids' rooms were directly above the Duchess' toilet and had a secret door to allow immediate arrival. Through the ...
... in use, exchanged for 2.85 euros at the bank)
# of times we did laundry: 4
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 22 (Latvian - Taurenis)
# of holes in Amberīs sneakers: 4
Next stop: Riga city wandering