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... a bit of a rest, I continued on.
Not really sure if I was behind schedule or not, I decided to speed up a bit. I paddled a bit harder and bit more often, which at the very least was a lot of fun as well as speeding me up. Still no Brasla River inlet. What was going on?
I got my answer when I rounded a bend in the river and saw Turaida Castle overlooking the river. What the?? It was only 2pm and I was at the castle already? I had only been on the river for 3 hours ...
... on the site of a native Liv timber hill fort by the Archbishop of Riga as his residence in the region in the 12th century. Built in red brick, the castle was added to over the centuries to become an impressive fortress. But that didn't stop the Teutonic Knights in one of their "disagreements" with the archbishop from besieging and capturing the castle along with the bishop himself. What remains today has been partially reconstructed. Archaeological excavations carried out in ...
... not to see the animals, but to stand in line to be able to get 100g of ice cream and that was the best part of the circus. Also the only time they had fresh fruit was at Christmas time and each child would get one tangerine for a present. Makes me feel really guilty when I don't eat my whole piece of fruit.
Here are some of the stories/history I heard today. In the 1200's, when Sigulda castle was built, it was under the control of the Sword ...
... was obviously a regular. On our second morning in Riga, we walked from our hotel to the biggest concentration of art nouveau buildings in Riga, along Elizabetes iela to Alberta iela. We spent over an hour admiring the facades, many designed by Mikhail Einstein. On our first day we had been lucky to be able to pick up tickets to the final performance of Riga's summer classical festival, a performance of Verdi's Requiem out at Jurmala, 15 km from Riga and ...
Already for couple of month we are enjoying planning and preparations for our journey. Very productive way to spend part of the winter evenings. Reading travel guides and web, consulting with friends who have traveled to Argentina and examining the map. Now we have more or less clear picture about our 22 day journey. Flights, ...