Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... its ours. inside and up to the bedrooms of which we have plenty of choice. The place sleeps 20 and is huge. It was built for two families but Anna and Iggy prefer the small house down the drive for themselves and keep this as a guesthouse ( one of a number they have). So its drinks and welcomes and talk and fantastic Latvian farm food - Anna dishes up pork, barley and salads and we catch up and finally hit the sack around 11.30pm - kanckered but thrilled to be ...
... Then he got to us and Christoffer said, "Sweden", and the guide repeated back, "Ahha, Sweden, Sweden", pointing at Christoffer, then me. And Christoffer of course had to smile and correct him saying I'm from the USA! The guide was like, "Ahha, that makes sense because you were standing all tall saying 'Sweden' and liking the minus 50 degree weather while she is... (Imitates me shivering and clinging onto Christoffer)." We all laughed and started walking. At the first ...
... s just something about being on two wheels.
Back in Vilnius things were finally looking a bit livelier at the hostel. I did a walking tour at 12, finished off the other city sights afterwards and bought some beers ready for a night out at last. Ended up hitting some bars and a club with two Ozzie lads who, despite my best wingman efforts, were horrible at pulling grils. Everyone came back with a smile on their face though.
The night took it out of me. ...
... the Ukraine are staggering.
I had a quick look in the museum shop and saw a book with the title of "Flinders Street". Seemed a bit out of place but it was about the Latvian population that emigrated to South Australia and came to live on what was then Flinders St. in Edwardstown. I wish I remembered to go back and buy a copy but forgot on my way out.
Moving upstairs, I watched an introductory video giving an overview of the occupations Latvia ...
... where we stayed. Riga did not "feel" as old - there were not so many old buildings, the streets weren't as narrow and no plaques on the buildings. However, the churches (particularly the cathedral) were more impressive and the ramparts/towers were virtually nonexistent. We enjoyed the midday organ recital which showed off the instrument (the one rebuilt for the fifth time) and the acoustics of the cathedral.