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... visiting Jurmala, a resort type beach area just 25km from Riga.
Jurmala is actually a string of 14 townships strung along the beach, and has a long history as the playground of Russian oil tycoons. Latvia has over the years been been under the control of a number of surrounding countries and was annexed by the USSR in 1940. Latvia ...
Another strikingly hot day, Riga was founded in 1201 we visited Riga which is situated at the month of the Daugana River. It first became an important port along the viking trade route.
Riga was originally built as a fortress. During 16th Century it was occupied by the Polish, 17th Century the Swedes and 18th Century the Russians. By 1918, Latvia gained its independence. During World War II, the Nazis occupied Riga. Then soon after the war ...
... on hwy A2, some 77k from Riga.
Sigulda is a resort town from Soviet days. There is a bobsled run here, the only one in the Baltic Republics. There is good hiking in the area as well. There is also a cable car from which one can bungy jump.
The Sigulda castles were just being viewed from the outside, a good thing as I left my camera on the bus. The highlight of the ruined, older castle was a depiction of the cross of the Livonian Order on the wall. The ...
Sveika! My friends, Riga and I have been getting along better than I can begin to describe. After a busy couple of days of flying, convincing myself that it's totally fine to be in Europe by myself without knowing karate, and sneaking snacks here and there on the run, I decided that my first stop in this new city was going to be FOOD. Shocking, right? I dropped off my backpack baby (now named Paulie), and set out for the sunniest patio I could find. That was the ...
... 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 ...