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"Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did"
After an horrific night in a bad hostel, where the receptionist woke me up at 2am to accuse me of locking an unlocked door, it was time to move on. As we arrived at the 24 hour reception to check out a note informed us that the receptionist would be away for an hour. No mention of when this note was left so what time she'd be back ...
... themed. It was set up to look like a dungeon, especially the downstairs section. Old books, typewriters and apothecary type implements lined the walls; chandeliers hung from the ceilings, each table had a candle lit, and the staff walked around in costume. Yes, an incredibly touristy place, but also really kind of awesome. I pumped some more caffeine in my system to make up for the lack of sleep and set out again.
Just next to the Freedom Monument, there was a giant ...
... instead of 34!) but not exactly the kind of weather we want to be wandering around the streets in. We did do a bit of walking and saw at least the part of the old town (vecriga) close to our hotel. Tomorrow it should be high 50s without rain, so finally we get a warm day!
The main site we saw was the Dome Church. It was pretty majestic. Built in the 13th century by the founder of Riga, Bishop Albert. It has since been repurposed as ...
We were very impressed with our coach that comfortably sped us the 250 or so kilometres from Tallin to Riga. There was an excellent online booking system which allocated the seats and the coach itself had Wi-fi, WC and tea/coffee making facilities. Good value. We would have preferred a rail link but this seems somewhat tenuous and slow.
Riga (established 1201) is much like Tallinn in that there is an ...
... Kind of sad that it's still like that in this day and age.
First night we were in the city, we went to a shopping mall nearby to change some money into Latvian lats. Because it was raining, we walked around in the mall, that was not a brilliant idea. Six dresses later, we head out into the pouring rain to get back to the hotel for dinner. I'm afraid it soon will be time for us to ditch our backpacks for roll-ons so that poor Pierre doesn't have ...