Travel Blogs from Riga
We awoke early to head to the Tallinn bus station to catch our ride over into Latvia. It was an annoyingly long walk, made rougher by the fact that half of it was over cobblestone. Not your ideal suitcase-dragging surface. But we gave ourselves lots of time and made it with no issue. The bus itself was really quite nice. For only 14eur, we got relatively comfy seats, a coffee machine on the bus, and free WiFi. Also impressive was how on time ...
... 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 - ...
... and from times forgotten have been doing it. Except there was no Commission Charbonneau to give anyone heck.
Riga, like all the other former communist cities, have a lot of old, dilapidated and neglected structures. Must say that the Soviets really did a lot of damage to too many countries during their long occupation since WWII. They took over stately homes from the rich and jammed whole families into houses and apartments. Their philosophy was ...
... in this building, e.g. you could see Siberia from any window in this building. I had this tale from my guides in Minsk and Vilnius when they pointed out their former KGB buildings.
St. Peter's church has a wonderful spire and steeple on the top of it. When the church was finished, it was the custom to go to the top and sit in the very top of the ...
... make up for the washing) we had 10 lat to spend at the restaurant. Now 10 lat may not sound like much, but lats are worth more than pounds so it was quite a lot of money. In fact it became a challenge with the people at our table to see who could spend as close to the limit as possible. I ended up getting a starter, a main, a side as well as a dessert and I still did not quite spend it all. There was one guy who did though and I have to give congratulations to Ben as he did a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet