Travel Blogs from Sigulda
... and son, and the son asked us in English where we were going. We asked to be dropped at the highway junction but he then said they were going to Riga so would we like to go with them. Yes! This was ideal. A jolly journey ensued, we enjoyed the views and they seemed to be having some good Latvian banter, we just hope not at our expense! They kindly dropped us at the train station and we crossed over to visit the central market. We bought some delicious ...
Into the Latvian countryside
My last day in Latvia and my overnight train to Moscow doesn't leave until 4:45 P.M. so I had my guide, Ilze, come to take me out into the countryside to see Sigulda and also Taurida castle. But first, a couple of things that I forgot to mention from our tour yesterday.
Almost every Baltic nation has an Independence Street or a Freedom Street. In Riga, it is Freedom Street which is its current name but ...
... part of lodges are booked, the hiking equipment is renewed. 26 days to go till we will head towards Riga airport.
Nu jau pāris mēnešus esam nodevušies iedvesmojošajam ceļojuma plānošanai un gatavošanās procesam. Pēc 26 dienām dosimies uz Rīgas lidostu.
... next to Krimulda where we could find the remains to Krimulda Castle and access to Krimulda Palace which is now a sanatorium. Although it is supposed to be closed to visitors we wandered around the gardens without a problem. From the remains of Krimulda Castle we followed a path downhill that led us into beautiful views of the valley and Turaida Castle that we were about to visit. After deciding which way to go, we followed ...
... and large, there was enough space away from open-air riverside parties, so I could often be all by myself and immerse into my own world. I would walk when I felt like walking, and then I would stop by the river or even sat down if I felt like that. I felt the touch of my shoes on the soil which, hard or soft, was always softer than the asphalt. I listened to crickets, the rustling of the breeze through the tree leaves and occasionally heard voices of canoeists from ...
Other places to stay in Sigulda
4b Malpils St, Sigulda | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Stacijas 6, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $59
Pils str. 6, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Pulkveza Brieza 55, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $43
Ventas 1b, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $68
Pils street 4 b, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $59
Siguldas pagasts, Ezeri, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Kalnjani, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $59