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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... and the river gets much stronger and higher.
Without a map with me, I had no idea how fast I was going or where I was. By about 12:30 I was hoping I was getting close to the Brasla River inlet but I couldn't see it anywhere. By 1:30 I still hadn't seen it which started to puzzle me. Surely I had traveled the 8km by now? If not, was I hideously behind schedule? I was getting hungry so I beached the kayak on a sandy beach and ate the cheesy, pretzel type thing I bought that ...
... Turaida castle.
As I left the cave, it started to lightly rain, so I donned my rain jacket and made my way to Turaida Castle. The thing about castles, is that they were built for defense. The best place for this was often on hilltops. This isn't necessarily conducive to visiting them by bicycle. Between me and the castle was a long climb up a 11% slope. Chucked the bike into an easy gear and made it up in good order, although I felt it in my legs after. Turaida Castle ...
... she and her brothers found some fabric in her mother's closet which was dark red and white in the middle and dark red again. They asked their mother what it was and she said she was going to make a dress out of the fabric. Being children, they never looked for the dress later but in reality, it was the Latvian flag hidden in the back of the closet and her mother couldn't tell her. Now Ilze tells her niece of times where the children would go to ...
... in the company of steroid enhanced staff and signed for the car, following the usual drama about upgrading insurance cover. We ended up with a Citroen instead of a Renault which we were told was an upgrade, but clearly wasn't. The next day we drove through the Abava Valley, passing Sablile on our way to Kuldiga, which is on the Venta River. This town, with medieval origins, is built around three town squares. The first church here was built in the ...
... better preserved. Amazing views across the valley following the seemingly endless helical stairway climb up the castle's tower.
Following the Turaida Castle was a meal of goulash, potatoes, and shredded cabbage followed by a two mile walk to the less impressive Kirmulda Castle ruins, basically a wall but with its 13th century origin old indeed.
From Sigulda I made my way to the train station and hopped the next eastbound ride to ...