Travel Blogs from Riga
... whole. Everywhere you look is a scene of half beauty and half depressing and ugly, or in other words a scene of Latvia or Ex Soviet Regime. This trend is also clearly reflected in its architecture, transport, culture, food and ...
... the same, all called Stalin's birthday cake, apparently it was a good thing to do, or else.
If anyone can explain the street art showing an exploding sausage, let me know. Must be something cultural!
Apparently the tradition of lights on Christmas trees was started here by the, 'Guild for the Unmarried Tradesman', although their tradition ended with burning ...
... lost a quarter of their population - so it's no wonder that feelings of hostility run deep through the local population.
It takes most of the afternoon to drive the 300km from Tallinn to Riga. We are in the EU territory now, and EU nanny-state rules apply. Bus drivers can only drive for an hour or so before they need to take a break, and a string quartet needs to be on hand at the restaurant to soothe the fevered brow during their meal break.
... is ground up and jettisoned to sea for fish when we are 40 miles out to sea. Finally, the main ports are good on lots of people and lots of food; after the main ports, food is taken on once every three to four days.
After the galley tour, we freshened up for dinner at Signatures, the fancy French restaurant on board. We met for aperitifs in the Observation Lounge before heading down for our reservation. It was really rocky on the ship that evening, although that may have been the wine.
... pine wood forest and luxury wooden villas, huge hotels and spas while at east you can reach in less than two hours by bus, SIGULDA, an attractive town in the middle of a nice park with a lot of castles, a cablecar, some caves and a popular 6 km long easy walking tour among those beauties.
Last but not least the southern located castle of RUNDALE, ...
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