Travel Blogs from Sigulda
... several villages, whose only apparent access was down these roads. Just as we were getting near our destination, a final twist. We turned a corner and there was a river with a tiny wooden ferry across it. The man onboard beckoned us onto it. We drove down the bank and the vessel lurched alarmingly as we drove on board. We set off across the river, constrained from floating down it by a wire. (Subsequently, we have found out that 'the ferry across the Gauja in Līgatne is the ...
... Maya a letter pretending to be Victor and asking her to meet him at the cave during the day. Maya went, naturally, and found the officer instead. She refused to let him have his way with her and refused to marry him. She told him instead that she had a red scarf which was magic and that if he would take it, he would be safe in battle. OR he could not believe her and do what he wanted. He was incensed and - yep - you got it, killed her. hacked her ...
... see. Most impressive where the cliffs: we saw them in various colors (from white to dark red) and with the sun, the clouds and the reflections of the water they offered beautiful views.
After Riga there were some hills around the Abava river and further in the direction of Liepaja. Not so much pristine nature, therefore lots of small villages and cities.. Outstanding there was Kuldiga. If we ever want to go to live ...
... John Paul visited. Many Catholics make a pilgrimage here in August. We passed many storks, in their giant nests and in the field, during our drive. We've seen them everywhere in the countryside in Latvia. Our first stop was the Latgale Cultural Museum in Livani. Here were old tools, furniture, looms and clothing, from the early 20th century. By the time we arrived in Preili, the sun was shining. We made a stop at a well known, ...
... see is what you get". Strangely enough, Soviets didn't touch it and it functioned serving its religious purposes all along. As between 1965 and 1990 the Sigulda church was the only functioning church in the area, it was used by several denominations. Which clearly shows that inter-faith tolerance comes very easy if the circumstances dictate it so. Literally just a stone throw away from the Sigulda church there was the Gauja National Park Visitors Centre, complete ...
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