Nordic Hotel Jekaba Riga
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... its independence back from the USSR in 1991 but the impact of the Russian occupation can be seen here with deserted Russian hotels and apartment buildings.
What stands out here are the large number of intricately decorated wooden villas. With towers, lacy awnings, and intricately carved details, the houses of Jurmala stand on large estate blocks a ...
... took over again after having occupied Latvia during the turn of the 20th Century.
Independence was again gained in 1991 and now Latvia is part of N.A.T.O and the E.U.
The longest street is named Freedom Street. During years gone by though it was named at times according to the political situation. At the turn of the 20th century it was named Tzar Alexander Street, during WWII it was called Stalin Street, then again in Soviet Times it ...
... was done in Neo-classical style. Several wedding couples were nearby. We cleared the area by 1440.
The Guaga River is the longest river totally within the boundaries of Latvia. You can do 'woodrafting' on it. On a hot day like today, it would have been a great option.
Turaida was an interesting complex. The castle here was the home of the archbishop of Riga when outside the capital. First on the agenda was a loo break.
Our first stop was ...
... of my 23 year old life. I treated myself to smoked Camembert cheese with raspberries, oven roasted leg of lamb, and an extra large Latvian local lager. Inhaling it all in less than 10 minutes was the second easiest mission of my 23 year old life. After dinner, I stopped at Kuuka Kafe for a cappuccino and to catch up on my journal. Finally feeling the jetlag, I meant to meander my way through Old Riga back to the hostel for an early night. My first failed mission on the ...
... one room" so that if you had a three-bedroom apartment, you could see two additional families with children move into your home and occupy your kitchen, bathroom and living room. Lovely... After the communist regime was destroyed, some of the home owners tried to get their properties back since these rightfully belonged to them. Except, by law, you can't evict anyone from your property so even if you gained back your house, you still can't get rid of ...
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