Travel Blogs from Sigulda
... guys said the 25km would take 3 hours if you paddle really hard all the time. Either I went through a wormhole or I was going faster than I thought. I must've passed the Brasla River inlet and not even noticed it.
With 2 hours until I was to be picked up, I had some time to kill. So I turned around and paddled back upstream for a bit. Boy was that harder than downstream! I went probably close to a km back upstream before beaching on another beach. I got, wandered for a bit ...
... and 70s unearthed the remains of a lot of the castle, including the archbishop's palace. Several interesting exhibitions are now housed in the castle buildings, and you can climb the main watchtower to over 37m above the ground to get a 360 degree panorama of the region (well it was a watchtower!).
As I left the castle, the rain started up again. I made my way back down to the valley floor (a lot faster than going up let me tell you!) and started an even longer climb ...
... Brothers or Brotherhood who were the knights of the Bishop but he lived in the castle at Taurida which you could see across the valley. The knights and the bishop did have a few problems with each other, wanting each other's land and fighting each other on occasion. The castle at Taurida was quite rich with farms and lakes and the river went by for catching fish and there was hunting in the forest so often it was attacked.
In Sigulda lived ...
... the temperature drop to -10C and -14C so time to upgrade to ski gloves and legwarmers! Infact, this is one of the first places I've seen people walk around in ski suit onesies that's not a ski resort. Weird, but understandable given the weather. Riga has a traditional restaurant chain called 'Lido' so we gave it a try. Reasonably priced and nice barbequed meat but it's ...
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, ...
Other places to stay in Sigulda
4b Malpils St, Sigulda | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Stacijas 6, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $59
Pils Street 6, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Pulkveza Brieza 55, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $43
Siguldas Pagasts "Ezeri", Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Ventas 1b, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $68
Pils street 4 b, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $59
Kalnjani, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $59