Travel Blogs from Sigulda
... and/or radio transmitter masts, considering the terrain. We were intending to deviate from our direct route south to visit the secret Soviet bunker at Līgatne. Soon Sean the Satnav commanded a left turn onto a more minor, bumpier but still perfectly adequate road. Then he commanded a right turn onto an unsurfaced road. This had ruts and corrugations and I felt uncomfortable doing much more than 15km/h as I felt the vibrations would shake the steering apart. Surely it would only be ...
... she and her brothers found some fabric in her mother's closet which was dark red and white in the middle and dark red again. They asked their mother what it was and she said she was going to make a dress out of the fabric. Being children, they never looked for the dress later but in reality, it was the Latvian flag hidden in the back of the closet and her mother couldn't tell her. Now Ilze tells her niece of times where the children would go to ...
We already wrote, that Latvia is a bit hilly, as opposed to Estonia. The last week of our trip we visited some of the hilly areas and even had to climb 12% ascending roads!
Before Riga we visited the charming Kaja national park. It surrounds the Gauja river, has a good tourist infrastructure (although mainly for canoes: there are some 20 small camp sites along the river, mainly accessible from the water) and lots of ...
... final destination-a secluded, century old, little cottage made of wooden timbers, with an outhouse. This property belongs to friends of Ilze and Aivars, Pablo and Maria from Mexico. It's a lovely place, with an original stove and wide plank wooden floors. We cleaned up the rooms a bit, got several buckets of water from the well, made the beds, lit some candles and sat on the enclosed verandah, to talk, drink some wine and listen to ...
From Riga we headed North toward Gauja national park and possibly the greatest density of castles in Europe... Sigulda has 3 all within a 5km walking loop. Sadly, none have dungeons open to visitors.
The area is also famous for red sandstone caves with graffiti dating back to the 17th century. All of them have some sort of local legend about the slaughter of innocent Latvians at the hands ...
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Other places to stay in Sigulda
4b Malpils St, Sigulda | 4 star hotelfrom $80
Stacijas 6, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $50
Pils str. 6, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $69
Pulkveza Brieza 55, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $37
Ventas 1b, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $61
Pils street 4 b, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Siguldas pagasts, Ezeri, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $69
Kalnjani, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $56