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Travel Blogs from Sigulda
... The Lord of the Rings soundtrack may have been going through my head more than once. '
The guys had given me a watertight sack to put my backpack in which was tied to the kayak in front of me. I soon worked out the best way to open the bag, grab my camera, take a photo and get the camera back in the sack without any trouble. I just had to keep an eye on where I was going while taking the photo: the current didn't always keep the kayak pointed forwards as there were a lot of ...
... in the nearby cave. The advances of two Polish soldiers were spurned by the girl, so they lured her to the cave by a letter supposedly from her lover with the intention to rape her. When cornered by the soldiers, the girl pleaded for them to let her go, saying if they did, she would give them her magic scarf that protects from all wounds. Prompting them to test it, the girl got one of the soldiers to swing his sword at her neck. Which of course killed her. The soldiers fled and ...
... the countryside so while their teachers were Russian, they still had plenty of people in the village who spoke Latvian and so the children were taught Latvian as well. This wasn't happening in the cities. She lived on a cooperative farm and her mother had to work on the farm. During the summer though, children were welcome to also work on the farm and for this, they would be paid a very small amount. It was the first money that she earned and she ...
... 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
Malpils St 4b, 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