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We are not scheduled to dock at our next stop, Riga, Latvia until noon today so we finally have a leisurely morning on ship. Yvonne and Marlene chose to rejuvenate their bodies by having hot stone massages at the Canyon Ranch Spa located on board the ship. Today is Yvonne's birthday and when she got back to our room she found it decorated with balloons and a birthday sign.
Today also marks the start of the last half of this ...
... and Warsaw. It was from the Soviet Union and was completed in 1956. From here we took a walk through the train station mainly to warm up because the wind was bitterly cold. After five minutes of warming up we headed to Central Riga which is where all the art novo buildings are located. Some of the buildings are stunning, but many are run down. The government don't want to spend money on mending them so they are just boarded up and abandoned. We ended the tour right by ...
... in Seinfeld?)
LATVENERGO ELECTRICITY BUILDING
VICTORY PARK AND SOVIET MONUMENT
The bus dropped me off at the Old Town where I quickly walked to the bank to exchange the Lithuanian Lita's I still had. At Swedbank, there was a big lineup and just across from it was SEB which is bigger and ...
... hats they wanted. I picked up a couple fridge magnets as well. With our shopping out of the way, we headed back to meet up with the rest of the group in the main square again.
From there it was time to go to our workshop. We actually had to walk a fair ways to get to the building. My feet were hurting pretty badly by the time we got there. We sat outside for a bit and listened to a Russian girl's choir sing. When we finally got ...