Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel
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... in 1940, and the deportation of 15,500 people to GULAG camps, forced labour camps where working days was up to 16 hours, and eating just a slice of bread and watery soup. Death rates at the camp were high. Families were split up and had were given no information about their family members whereabouts or health. They were forced to sleep on shared bunks, lying on wood as no mattress was provided. If they got up to use the toilet, they would lose their sleeping ...
... 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 ...
... up for all of it -the marinated roasted beef was making Mike’s leg shake!
We spent our morning at the local markets in our much beloved old Soviet aircraft hangars where Mike got a bit excited and spent the last of our money on a huge punnet of blueberries which became our lunch and dinner!
Riga was always a great destination but now we think it is better than ever, just don’t expect it to be super cheap anymore!
... on a map. I was happy we were going to go there, because I knew I would probably never get the opportunity to go to this mysterious place again. So, we booked the tickets on an overnight ferry that would get us to Riga and back in three days.
When Eva and I arrived to the ship, we were very surprised. We had spent days listening to Eva's mom give us the overprotective mom speech about how we have to be on alert for ...
... the cities (relatively) expensive old town which she disregarded as tourist hoax, the majority of it having been destroyed and rebuilt in the Second World War. In the war Riga was an important strategic foothold, primarily due to the many advantages of its harbour location, and was occupied three times - firstly by the Soviets in 1939, secondly by the Nazi's in 1941 and then again by the Soviets after the conflict. Perhaps the greatest ...