Wellton Gertrude Hotel
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... I decided a nap would serve me best today. I rested less than 2 hours, I missed the 4pm departure of the city bus tour (I can go tomorrow and I should) and rushed to join a 5pm evening tour. I noticed there was no guide waiting outside. It seems there are a couple of tours that are only confirmed if enough people make a request in advance. So, not knowing how to proceed, I ...
... some basic bicycle first aid in of homo ecos:'s workshops.
Accept the pothole
So here I am, almost two months later, and happily cycling around Rīga. Using the (usually rather smooth) main road whenever possible, and happily avoiding the cobblestones, potholes and insanely tight corners and narrow sideways the rest of the time.
I hear Rīga boasts 43 kilometers of cycling lane and counting. Yay cyclists!
... and pay commissions to my bank.
When negotiating on price for souvenirs at street vendors, make Your first offer 3x less that price You are offered (it is real, in majority lowest /best price although they will tell You " bankrot" J. After some negotiations You will get down to price around that.
Be aware of price list in restaurants. In majority price excludes taxes, that could be ...
... to talk to her in Russian and she ended up letting us in. Russian like a boss.
Lastly, we went to a Latvian chocolate factory called "Black Magic", where we were whisked away into a secret chocolate labyrinth to order our desserts. As you can see from the pictures, this place could literally have passed off for Hogwarts - it was filled with potions, chocolates and complete ...
... only so many Guinness one can have before feeling bloated.
I managed to try another local drink tonight, not a beer but a local spirit called Black Balsam. Supposedly the drink is supposed to help cure you of all ailments. I don’t know that I had any ailments but who knows, maybe it would help prevent me catching something. I found it quite tasty, though there were no immediate health benefits.