Travel Blogs from Liepaja
... spend the last £1 equivalent of our Lithuanian Litas on. Cat agreed that a bar of Milka chocolate and a lollipop were a good choice! The bus was a mini bus but was not cramped and there was wifi until the border as well as air conditioning. Today the temperatures were lower though- only 19 degrees when we left Klaipeda so the cool breeze wasn't totally necessary. Sadly it didn't get any warmer the further north we went and so when we stepped off the bus in Liepaja ...
The first place I headed for was Vainode Airbase. Vaiņode was home to the 54th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (54 Gv IAP), in 1967 it was flying some of the first Sukhoi Su-15 aircraft ever fielded. These planes were upgraded to Su-27 aircraft in the 1980s, and there is some evidence that MiG-23 aircraft were flown. The 54th Regiment was withdrawn to Savasleyka in the Moscow Military District after 1990.
During the First World ...
Travelling day so not much to report. I will post some photos of the hotel I stayed in last night as it was very pretty....
On the road I found a Red Army War Memorial near a town called Nikrace, don't know anything else about it.
I've posted a picture of a sink in the chambermaids room in the hotel I'm staying in tonight. I don't think guests are supposed to see it.....
Bit different to the once I stayed in last night I can tell you.....
... On the road there are big differences: here in Estonia, the routes are easy to follow, even without a map, because there are clear signs along the road.. In Latvia, we haven't seen much of those and certainly not enough to find the proposed route.
What we liked though, was the connectedness of the tourist information centers: already in Lithuania they had information about cycling routes in Latvia and in Latvia about those in Estonia. Very useful!
Of course the ...
... beach. However, I had to drive about 40 km on gravel roads (I did not before). Night today on the previously best campground (4Lat's = ~ 9 CHF, goodbye expensive Scandinavia :-)
In Latvia ist es für Töfffahrer nicht so knackig. Es geht viel geradeaus und wegen des Waldes links und rechts von der Strasse ist oft nicht zu ...
Other places to stay in Liepaja
Liela 11, Liepaja | 3 star hotelfrom $36
Riga Street 7/9, Liepaja | 4 star hotelfrom $43
Republikas Street 25, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $24
Veca Ostmala 40, Liepaja | 4 star hotelfrom $95
Kursu iela 32, Liepaja | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Sturmanu 1, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $33
Juras Iela 24, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $59
Dzerves 9, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $15
Palmu 5, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $63
Oskara Kalpaka Str. 68/70, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $23
Juras 22, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $86
Nicas Pagasts, 'Araji' , Liepaja | Hotelfrom $37
Kurzemes 9, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $34
Rozu 37, Liepaja | Hotelfrom $78