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Tpatel stayed here on Jul 30, 2013 during their trip titled: Tina's Vienna Journey.
... Jakob's, had its bell placed outside of the steeple because people had to hear it from very far away. It was to be rung in case of emergencies. Legend has it that it would also always be rung if an unfaithful wife walked by. Toms said that never happens, so there must be no unfaithful wives in Riga. But on one of his tours once, the bell did ring as he passed by with his group, so he decided not to tell this story so he wouldn't get a heart-attack.
... only that, but having been driven up and down all the little alleys of the Old City, when it came time to actually walk them ourselves half an hour later, we didn't have a clue because everything was vaguely familiar.
We found our way, eventually, to the House of the Blackheads (which is even uglier than it's name implies) where the Tourist Bureau lives, and picked up the walking tour map which we had read about online. This was written by the same fellow who ...
... Today, I passed two accordionists, two violinists, one trumpet soloist, one violinist and flute duet, one cello and flute duet, one five piece brass band made up of guys in drag and, in between all of that, music came through cafe speakers. The music is often a European techo-beat which I fail to appreciate. The only silence I can recall came when I said hello to a passerby.
I earlier spoke of Vilnius saying that I thought you would like it there. I can't say the same for Riga.
... There was a huge migration to other EU countries to earn higher incomes. This is similar to Lithuania. Christianity started about 1180 but the church wanted a tax of 10% which was enough to stop the people from joining. Church then wanted eveyone baptised and the Teutonic Knights helped out by killing those that refused. There were then the usual wars that went on but this time, when the Poles and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center