Travel Blogs from Riga
... and we arrived at 12 noon and so heard the clock singing and chiming. We noticed that there was a stork nesting on top of a chimney pot for good luck. The ticket office is outside and around the side although we later found out that we could have walked in the main entrance as there was another ticket office. We opted for the long route around the palace which included a few extra rooms and an exhibition, and we combined ...
... the places in Old Town have marvelous stories attached, some more fable than fact. Touches of whimsey appear throughout Old Riga, for example the statue of the Bremen musicians, where tourists rub the pig's nose for good luck. It is interesting that this fairy-tale quality was originally Teutonic.
Our afternoon Jewish Heritage Tour strikes a very different chord. Somber in the extreme, we visited first the Jewish Museum with exhibits featuring the fate of the ...
... was sliced up little frozen bits and not a whole brain like I was hoping for.
The one Swede that I met up with in Sweden was a girl called Linda (but I like to call her smiley), I hadn't seen Smiley in 8 years! She was one of a group of exchange students that I hung out with for awhile when I very first moved to Newcastle so it was somewhat weird talking to her and hearing names of people that I had long since forgotten.
At the very start of my trip I met ...
Took a Night Train from Minsk (Belarus) to Riga (Latvia).
The journey took approximately 12 hours, cabin bed is very comfortable.
Timing for a weekend trip is just nice.
As expected from recommendations, Riga is a nice place for a visits.
Some photos to share, please scroll down.
Have a good day.
... It was a good choice, the food was very good and good value for money once again. I had a plate of salads, a meat kebab, sauerkraut plus a desert, all of that plus my drink came to 5.70 Lats (around 7 Euro’s). I tried one of the local honey beers with my meal, which was quite refreshing.
After dinner four of the group (not me!) decided to go to see a ballet. Four others went back to the hotel, while ...