Monika Centrum Hotel
Travel Blogs from Riga
So as many of you that follow our blog may realise, 99% of the time I (Anita) do the writing and Cam does the photos & captions. However, this time the blog is completely mine! Simply because this time I went on an adventure without him ;-P Why you ask? It involved a plane. Plus a co-worker (Angela, my new Year 3 neighbour across the hall and …
Met our new guide & driver after breakfast & set off in for Latvia
First stop at roadside attraction near border where emu was a star attraction
Then on to Rundale Palace - very enjoyable visit & coffee downstairs before we headed off again.
Unscheduled stop at nearby smaller palace as well.
... buses didn't help. The temperature was 32C at one point. Thank goodness for aircon and TomTom. Eventually we arrived at Riga City Camping. It is not actually compulsory to be German here, but most of the campers are. The camping is adjoining a large conference centre, and indeed when you have a shower you can often hear a presentation being given through a roller shutter. For a city campsite, it is not bad, and reasonably priced, except wifi, for ...
... The train starts up and we go about a mile and stop for the Mongolian customs agents. They are much more lax and don't spend near the amount of time on the train as the Russians did. And as soon as the train started moving again, there was the biggest rush to exchange goods back to the original owner that I have ever seen. Merchandise and goods were flying up and down the aisles. We sat on our seats and just didn't move so we wouldn't get knocked ...
... is suddenly white. It's an amazing sight. I've made some pictures already of the parks although I'm going to wait till there's more snow for the pictures of the old center. Perhaps tomorrow! Oh and I actually scored 87% on my test today, so really happy about that! You're going to love this story though. I actually got the courage today to speak to a random man today in Russian and I asked if he could make a photo of me, so you could all see how ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet