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Ahh summer time.
Today we bussed from Vilnius to the art nouveau navana town of Riga the capital of Latvia. But before we go, Yolande goes for an early morning walk because of too much sleep or maybe it is too much light again.
The roads were good and the fields and forest were green interspersed with carpets of yellow canola. …
... walk up two flights of stairs but from there an 1970’s soviet era elevator takes you to a viewing platform near the top of the 123m spire, on top of which is perched a golden rooster.
St Peter’s spire was toppled by a strong wind in 1666 and the rebuilt tower was destroyed by a lightening strike in 1791. During the latter disaster firefighters - led by then Tsar Peter the Great - were unable to contain the blaze and the church burnt to the ground. St ...
... At this type of ceremony I look at the faces of old people and wonder at the thoughts that are going through their head. Here they must have lived through so much.
There was of course a lighter side to the celebrations, with performances in the squares of the old town. The ...
... bar full of local Latvian kids who really, really wanted to drunkenly practice their English on us. It oddly, unexpectedly turned into a really great night, of the sort that you can have sometimes on the road and really only on the road.
At a really ridiculously small hour of the morning, I dragged myself back to my hostel to wait for my taxi to the airport. Riga, I'm sorry I didn't get to spend more time here, 'cause you're kinda great. I'll hopefully be back one day.
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Getting back to cobbles, there are the standard cobbles of the revolution. These are about the size of a half loaf of bread, side faces squared off, and a rounded top. These are great to prize out of the street and lob at the police during rioting, or through car or shop windows during the aftermath. They are hell to walk on for long distances, but would certainly give one strong ankles in the long run, along with ...