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... written 44 (hopefully entertaining) stories about Latvia's food, songs, folklore, roads, people, animals, nature, buildings. I hope that my Western European friends now have a little bit of an idea about my lovely new home in the Baltics. And I hope that my Latvian friends have considered their own country from a new point of view - and that they have not been too insulted by my observations as an outsider.
Keep sending postcards!
... this morning. Saw Kevin for a bit.
The Nativity of Christ Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church in the Baltics, built with the blessing of Russian Tsar Alexander II. It had a 'no shorts' rule so will try to go back later.
Got home eventually after a few further photo ops. Email, shower and blog for an hour or so and then back out in long pants, dinner also a consideration. Mike came in and said he walked right into the Orthodox cathedral: ...
... deny access or threaten us with legal action. Steve's Westpac card gave up and was denied access. Curse you, Westpac!! I bloody well know what my pin number is! Hotels would raise their rates as we despairingly stared at the page and still nothing happened.
Somehow during the fray, Steve managed to accidentally book us into a nights' accommodation at a 4 star hotel for this very night in Vilnius. Even though tonight was the only night ...
... Pizza restaurant near our hotel, the pizzas were really great here and we walked to our hotel and they had changed our room which was much better than our previous room, my daughter was too tired to go for the spa but she was happy that we had wifi. We had a brilliant day at Riga but my daughter had cold so I started her on the flu medication.
We were very impressed with our coach that comfortably sped us the 250 or so kilometres from Tallin to Riga. There was an excellent online booking system which allocated the seats and the coach itself had Wi-fi, WC and tea/coffee making facilities. Good value. We would have preferred a rail link but this seems somewhat tenuous and slow.
Riga (established 1201) is much like Tallinn in that there is an ...