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... force of the jagged rocks hits us in the face. The rocks are divided into sections representing the cities from which the Jews were deported. And all around are the tall pines. Around 40,000 Jews and others were murdered here. This moving memorial was mostly funded by the German government.
Continuing our theme for the day, we drove back into Riga and to ...
... is Russian. The breads, meats, desserts, etc have that feel and it all looked so good, even the weird dried eels. Deanne bought a wool shoe insert from a fun guy. And we bought some Uzbecki cheese bread and some beef sausage for a picnic and took tons of photos. Great market!
Then we had our first bad travel luck. Nothing major, but we wanted to go to a suburb called Jurmula that's a beach on the Bay of Riga, ...
... I found it very interesting, a bit reminiscent of the old War Museum in Ottawa, but Cathy lost interest and patience with the fact that it was actually not air-conditioned so it was hotter inside than outside, and left to do some window shopping while I finished my visit.
We set out to find the ‘House of Cats’, which featured a number of statues of cats and had a ‘story’ that the ship’s guide told us ...
... the next stage in tourist development. Then off to the joys of the main road to the capital city. Fortunately Riga wasn't very far away, as it wasn't a relaxing drive. There are two furrows down the road, the same gauge as a truck. Add to this the pothole repairs, that seem to have used a type of tarmac that turns liquid, or at least gooey at 25 degrees, and the Magic Bus shimmied and porpoised down the road while the rattles and squeaks from the ...
... at a cheap Thai place. The food was good but it was not great, the place seemed to be a bit trendy and there was not any Thai looking staff; which is never a good sign.
After lunch (late lunch) we needed to pick up our laundry which we were still not happy about. When we got there we had a second look at the prices and saw there was an option for laundry for 1 euro a kg which made us a bit angry but we were not keen ...